March 23, 2017 7:30 am
Updated: March 23, 2017 3:53 pm

Toronto’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ capybaras now parents to 3 new pups

WATCH ABOVE: High Park Zoo capybaras ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ are now parents

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A pair of Toronto capybaras that made international headlines last summer after escaping the city’s High Park Zoo are now proud new parents of three babies.

Toronto Mayor John Tory announced the new arrivals on Twitter Thursday morning.

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“Proud to announce that the High Park Zoo capybaras are proud parents to 3 new pups. I’m told mother & pups are healthy & doing well,” Tory tweeted.

READ MORE: Capybara captured: 2nd runaway rodent back at High Park Zoo after weeks on the lam

The baby capybaras’ parents, nicknamed Bonnie and Clyde, were on the lam for more than a month before they were captured and brought back to the zoo after both escaped during an animal transfer.

Despite multiple sightings, the pair stayed free until the first capybara was caught on June 12 with the other apprehended two weeks later.

READ MORE: Pursuers tail capybara through High Park only to see it slip away when cornered

According to zoo officials, the couple’s time apart rekindled their love for each other and both have three pups to show for it.

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