Conservation work

As a modern, accredited zoo, Happy Hollow incorporates conservation into all activities -- from facility operations to guest education to species survival through our animal collection. Learn how Happy Hollow supports conservation, and how guests large and small can make a difference, too.

Contact our Conservation Team
(408) 794-6404 [email protected] 

photo of bioswale at HHPZ

Quarters for Conservation
Did you know that 25-cents of every ticket sold to Happy Hollow goes to wildlife conservation? That means every guest who enters through our gates is helping promote on-the-ground conservation and research.

Green Building - LEED Gold Certified
Did you know Happy Hollow was the first amusement park and zoo to be LEED Gold certified? From green roofs, to hay bale construction, to water recapture at the bioswale, our facility is green as can be!

Progress for Pollinator Grants
We not only support conservation efforts around the globe, but also encourage conservation right here in our local community. In partnership with Happy Hollow Foundation, we offer up to $2,500 for organizations in Santa Clara County to create pollinator-friendly gardens.

Species Survival Plan (SSP) Programs 
Our AZA-accredited zoo is home to species that are threatened, or critically endangered in the wild. The SSP program was developed in the early 1980's by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help ensure the survival of threatened or endangered species in the wild.

Beekeeping Workshops 
Learn about bees and how to keep hives at Happy Hollow in our very own apiary with Steve Demkowski, the owner of Willow Glen Honey.

Gorilla Honey 
Rangers in Congo's Virunga National Park protect the world's last remaining Mountain Gorillas -- learn how Happy Hollow partners to support their incredible work with our very own Gorilla Honey - right from our bee hives.

Happy Hollow is proud to partner with some of the world's leading conservation organizations.

 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Happy Hollow FoundationSpecies Survival Plan