Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Receives Anonymous $1 Million Gift

Mystery benefactor helps the zoo.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014  |  Updated 7:38 PM PDT
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Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Receives Anonymous $1 Million Gift

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An anonymous donor gave Happy Hollow a million dollars.

Who is the mystery benefactor?

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo can't say. But the biggest gift in the park's history is well-received, according to reports.

A donor that will remain anonymous gave the park $1 million, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The 56-year old zoo -- which underwent a $72 million renovation that wrapped up in 2010 -- says that the low-profile donor's big contribution is exactly what's needed.

The gift could "inspire others" to help build private support for the 16-acre park, which executive director Heather Lerner is trying to do.

In fact, she'd been trying to raise that amount for years.
 

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