The animals are out regularly, meeting and engaging with visitors regardless of the weather. You can also observe and meet our zookeepers as they feed and care for the animals. When time permits, our small team of zookeepers offer "Meet the Keeper" sessions. This is a great way to learn about the animals, ask questions and perhaps have a chance to hand feed a llama!
Spring is an exciting time at the zoo, with baby animals being born. This attracts many people who come back to watch them grow up. Watching the zookeepers train some of our young animals is also popular, and there is always a great audience when the baby llamas take a "Llama hike" on halters outside of the pens with the adults.
The zoo is a popular destination for schools and camps from across the city. Children who come with registered school tours and through High Park summer camps have the opportunity to participate in "Meet the Keeper" sessions and get a behind the scenes zoo tour.
With over one million visitors annually, High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s park system. Over one-third of the park remains in a natural state. The park is home to many species of wildlife and contains an outstanding concentration of rare plant species.
High Park also offers many popular attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. Some of the many options to explore include the Children's Garden, the seasonal Trackless Train ride, beautiful hillside gardens and historic Colborne Lodge.