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The entrance to the zoo
1300 Senter RdSan Jose, California, 95112
|Land area||16 acres (6.5 ha)|
|No. of animals||150|
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a small 16-acre (6.5 ha) zoo and amusement park in San Jose, California, which originally opened in 1961. It was closed in 2008 for major renovations, and opened its gates again on March 20, 2010.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).
Jaycees members Alden Campen and Ernie Renzel started planning the park in 1956. They bought the original 7.5 acres (3.0 ha) at the north end of today's Kelley Park for $300,000 on the city's behalf.
Over 140 animals in the zoo include: