quarters for conservation 

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 supports conservation and research for threatened and endangered species and their habitats.

2018 Projects funded:

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 the Congo. Our efforts help provide the equipment they need to protect the last remaining mountain gorillas. Funds raised have provided salaries, medical equipment, support for the Ranger’s widows and families, a surveillance plane and repair of a water well. 

Providing local habitats to help save honey bees and native bees

Happy Hollow provides a model for what you can do to help bees and other important pollinators survive and thrive. From pollinator friendly gardens, demonstration hives, and classes in our apiary - a buzzing outdoor classroom! Through the Progress for Pollinator program, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and Happy Hollow Foundation award grants up to $2,500 to community organizations throughout Santa Clara County who are dedicated to creating pollinator friendly habitats in public spaces.  

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

Red panda populations are at risk due to rapid 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 to develop effective conservation strategies that work closely with the local communities to effectively reduce human-carnivore conflict in Tanzania. 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.

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