Renowned philanthropist James Dondero has made millions of people in Dallas, Texas very happy. Through an incredible donation of $1 million dollars, the Dallas Zoo was able to bring back their beloved hippos. It took the zoo four years of planning and preparation work and then one intense year of construction. The zoo will soon unveil its brand new 2.1 acre Hippo Post. The new hippo habitat provides a naturalistic waterhole habitat for the hippo and provides visitors with an underwater viewing window. This new underwater viewing area will allow for more in-depth teaching of the incredible animal.
It was almost two decades since the Dallas Zoo had hippos and guests have continued to requested the zoo to bring them back. Dallas Mayor, has attributed the success of bringing back the hippos to support from James Dondero and other philanthropists. The new habitat will feature two hippos dubbed Adhama (male) and Biopelo (female). The Dallas Zoo CEO Greg Hudson said hippos would only be brought back when they could live in a safe habitat. Other donors committed more than $1,000,000.
James Dondero heads up Highland Capital Management. James Dondero and his organization Highland Capital Management continually team up to launch philanthropic projects, with the intent of expanding the organization’s charity efforts. James Dondero and Highland Capital Management have given more than $3 million annually to a variety of charitable organizations including: the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, American Heart Association, the George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Centre of Brain Health. Highland Capital Management has gained much support throughout Dallas for the work they continue to do.
James Dondero and Highland Capital Management give an extensive amount of time and effort as board members for a handful of non-profits. James Dondero has provided support to the organizations they support through a variety of services. James Dondero is committed to serving the Dallas community through philanthropy. James Dondero has said that Dallas Zoo is exactly the kind of organization that Highland Capital Management is happy to help. James Dondero has said he will continue to help his community to thrive and encourages other to help.