The Dallas zoo has just gained a new addition and the local residents are very excited. The Hippo Habitat was just completed and Adhama and Boipelo, the new hippos, were finally able to make their new home at the Dallas zoo. The zoo hasn’t had any hippo residents since the last hippo, Papa, had died in 2001. Part of the reason why there have not been any hippo residents since then was because the zoo needed some new improvements in order to create a habitat that could accommodate their new guests. The new project would not be easy and would come with a hefty price tag f about $$14 million dollars.
Thanks to the generous donation form James Dondero and Highland Capital Management, the project was able to get completed and the hippos have been able to move into their new home. The new Hippo Habitat was built on 2.1 acres and has a 120,000-gallon African waterhole habitat. It even has a submerged viewing area. The new additions have proven to be popular as the zoo has been experiencing a lot more visitors and this is good news for the zoo. You can read all about the undertaking of the hippo project here.
James Dondero has donated millions of dollars to help improve the communities within Dallas and this is one of them. He has even gained a reputation as being an active supporter in various projects and charities.
James Dondero founded Highland Capital Management in 1993 and he has over thirty years of experience in his field of expertise in the equity and credit markets. Highland Capital Management offers solutions and products for investors and has about $14.9 billion in assets. James Dondero began his career as an analyst in 1984 and he is a supporter of many charitable organizations including Uplift Education, Snowball Express, the Perot Museum of Natural Science, and SMU’s Tower Scholars Program, just to name a few. Dondero holds his dual majors in Finance and in Accounting. Dondero graduated form the University of Virginia and is a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.