my favorite animal is probably a little uncommon and one a lot of people have never heard of; the capybara. they're the largest rodent in the world and they kind of look like giant guinea pigs and i just think they're so frickin cute. of course, i had only seen them online, until this past weekend. i don't even remember how, but i was looking online or on instagram or something, and i saw that high park has a zoo! and the best part, that they had capybaras! omg, i needed to get there asap. the next day, we took spooner the fella we were dog sitting up until yesterday) and headed on over. it's a small 'zoo' in the middle of the huge park, with just a few animals; yak, deer, emu, llamas, highland cattle, etc. it's free to enter (and leashed dogs are allowed), but they hope for donations as it costs $230,000 a year to run and isn't funded by the city of toronto).
sleepy time in the feeding trough.
large and in charge.
little wallaby friends!
here they are, the capybara!
babies!! i die.
wish i could have held one :)
the llamas are surpringly soft.