Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Receives Anonymous $1 Million Gift

Mystery benefactor helps the zoo.

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    NBC Bay Area
    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.