Conservation Efforts 

In November 2015, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo implemented a Quarters for Conservation program. For every ticket sold to Happy Hollow, 25 cents goes directly to a wildlife conservation fund that helps save threatened and endangered animals, and their habitats.

2018 funded Projects:

Saving the last remaining Mountain Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo

For almost 10 years, Happy Hollow has been involved with a group of Park Rangers at Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our efforts help provide the equipment they need to save the last 880 Mountain Gorillas in the world. Funds raised have provided salaries, medical equipment, support for the Ranger’s widows and families, a surveillance plane and repair of water well. 

Providing local habitats to help save honey bees and native bees

The zoo is providing pollinator-friendly plants and gardens for the local bee populations. Whether it’s from a window box in your apartment, a garden in your backyard or a green space in your community, our goal is to be a model for what you can do for the bees – from gardens and classes, to selling honey! Through Progress for Pollinators grants, Happy Hollow Foundation awards grants to community organizations throughout Santa Clara County dedicated to creating pollinator friendly habitats. 

Preserving habitat for Red Pandas in the Eastern Himalayas and Southwestern China

The Red Panda is at risk of disappearing due to habitat loss. The Red Panda Network preserves red panda habitat through the empowerment of local communities by community-based research, education, and carbon mitigation. 

Resolving conflict between carnivores and humans in Tanzania

Ruaha Carnivore Project works with Tanzanians to develop effective conservation strategies that work closely with the local communities to effectively reduce human-carnivore conflict. This is vital work for both people and predators.


All funds generated from the Quarters for Conservation program are sent to the designated conservation groups. Funds raised for native & honey bees are used to support Happy Hollow’s “Progress for Pollinators” grant program.

 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Happy Hollow FoundationSpecies Survival Plan