Toronto capybara

Two large rodents have escaped from the High Park zoo

Toronto's animals are back at it again. Like the infamous High Park peacock before them, two capybara have broken out of their enclosure at the west end zoo. Police think the rodents are now wandering around High Park.

It's unclear how the runaway capybara orchestrated their prison break, but as the National Post reports, a police car is on site to "monitor the situation" as staff from the High Park Zoo search for the two escapees.

Capybara are native to South America and are considered to be the world's largest rodent. But don't worry, they're not dangerous. Even still, if you spot them (they're way bigger than squirrels and have reddish-brown fur), you should call the Toronto Police's 11 Division at 416-808-1100.




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This is a capybara, but not one of Toronto's.

Photo via Friends of the High Park Zoo on Facebook.


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