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Did someone just spot one of the High Park capybaras?

It's been two weeks and the High Park Zoo's capybaras are still on the loose. The pair went missing on May 24 and have been on the lam ever since. Though the Zoo might know where they're hiding.

The Toronto Star reports a man named Ben Lovatt spotted one of the animals in High Park on Sunday evening. He and his friend tried to capture the lone capybara, but they were unsuccessful.

As the Star notes, numerous Torontonians have called the city's 311 information line claiming to have seen the capybaras. Despite these leads, the two runaway rodents remain at large.

However, as the National Post writes, the Zoo is hot on their trail. According to a post on the Friends of the High Park Zoo (FHPZ) Facebook page, zoo officials are actively looking for the capybaras.

While responding to comments regarding the rodents' safety, a FHPZ representative posted, "Staff know that they are in the park and where they are. Yes tracks have been confirmed, now to get them home." Godspeed.

Photo by Ben Lovatt on Facebook.


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