Extreme zoo makeover

San Jose facility gets green renovation and new lemur babies

When Happy Hollow Park and Zoo reopens next year after a major renovation, the public will get a look at some impressive new features.

Officials with the San Jose park say they are seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the entire facility, whose $52 million “spruce up” includes new rides, exhibits, an education center, animal-care building and barn.

When the nearly 50-year-old park reopens its doors to the public next March, visitors will also be able to get an up-close look at several rare animal additions.

The zoo announced last week the birth of quadruplet endangered Red Ruffed lemurs. The babies (pictured) were conceived through the Ruffed Lemur Species Survival Plan, which has been implemented at Happy Hollow and 51 other zoos.