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Happy Hollow Park

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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a small Шаблон:Convert 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 20 March 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).

History

Jaycees members Alden Campen and Ernie Renzel started planning the park in 1956. They bought the original Шаблон:Convert at the north end of today’s Kelley Park for $300,000 on the city’s behalf.

Features

  • Puppet theater
  • Animal hospital with indoor and outdoor quarantine, surgery and radiology
  • Education center built out of hay bales with year-round classes for ages 12-months to adult
  • Rides and structures for toddlers and children featuring slides, swings, ropes and climbing areas
  • Carousel and roller coaster

Exhibits

  • Petting zoo with an animal barn
  • "Parallel play area" for children nearby endangered lemurs
  • Fossa Exhibit (a member of the mongoose family, most famous for its role in the movie Madagascar)

Animal list

Over 140 animals in the zoo include:

  • Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur
  • Fossa
  • Jaguar
  • Miniature horse
  • Muntjac deer
  • Ring-tailed Lemur
  • Capybara
  • Meerkat
  • Squirrel Monkey
  • Red Ruffed Lemur
  • Wallaby

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Robert Scoble
25 March 2010
Bring your own food. The food here sucks.
HISTORY
14 July 2010
Happy Hollow originally opened in 1961. The first merry-go-round that came in 1964 is still in use in the park today.
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0.1km from Bent Bridge, San Jose, CA 95112, USA

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Open hours
Wed 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Thu 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Sat-Sun 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Mon 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
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