James Dondero: An Epitome of Wildlife Conservation

For other 30 years in the credit and equity market field, James Dondero’s main focus is high-yield as well as distressed investing. The graduate from the University of Virginia is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) who has held various leadership positions with the current one being the Co-founder and President of Highland Capital. Besides his amazing achievements and credentials, Dondero has a heart for philanthropy and community-based projects. One of the recent noble activities by Dondero is helping reconstruct a habitat for hippos in Dallas zoo.
His unending support has aided the complete transformation of Dallas’ main centers of attraction as well as public amenities such as educational institutions. The act to help bring hippos back to zoo comes after over a decade of waiting. Thanks to Mr. Dondero! This was a promise come true and the best news to the millions of zoo-goers annually especially in the spring season. Dondero through his firm made a One Million Dollar contribution to help bring the zoo back to life following its abandonment in 2001. The move will wipe the notion that you have to travel to Africa and beyond to see the hippo and will in return attract both local as well as foreign visitors.
The Dallas Zoo will be build to have a 5000 square foot area for exhibition and an amazing view of the hippo’s habitat known as Highland Capital Lodge. Further, the lodge will provide for private event facilitation. While the total cost of reconstruction goes up to $ 14 million, the zoo will be enjoyed by many people for years to come and will be sustainable in the end since the proceeds generated will be reserved for any improvements that may be needed. The resolve to help bring back the zoo to life comes as a concerted effort with other philanthropists such as Harold Simmons Foundation, Eugene McDermott Foundation as well as Dianne and Hal Brierley being proud to be part of the move. The $14 million Simmons Hippo outpost built on a 2.1 Acre piece includes a 120,000-gallon waterhole submerged to ensure visitors have an amazing viewing experience. The outpost will be home to Adhama and Boipelo hippos who will add more life to the zoo.

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