When you see the hippo enclosure that is open, thank James Dondero. His generosity is what helped bring in the droves of people who wanted to see hippos in the zoo again after 20 years. There are no philanthropists compassionate enough to do what he did. In fact of all his giving to charitable causes, this one stands out the most. Visit his website at jamesdondero.com.
— James Dondero (@JamesDondero) August 14, 2018
Dondero gave back to the zoo because of his love for Dallas and its people. He gave knowing that everyone who had a passion for animals wanted to see a change happen at the zoo that served their community. This was the right thing to do because people support the zoo with their money. So it is only right that zoo officials listen and give the residents what they want within reason. Dondero did come through and the zoo also gave Highland Capital a lodge next to the hippo enclosure as a gesture of thanks. Watching these animals is part of the zoo experience. People can also host events inside of the lodge, which helps bring in revenue to the zoo. The area where the hippos are was named after High Capital and the outpost itself is called Simmons Hippo Outpost.
The hippo habitat has no shortage of visitors. The Dallas Zoo has seen revenue increase since its opening and is enjoying the rewards of it. As long as people are continuing to come, the money is there for the upkeep and maintenance it takes to maintain the enclosures of every animal. It will possibly add more in the future. Also, anyone can host an event there. James Dondero did it for mother’s day. He is very compassionate when it comes to his beloved city of Dallas and does not mind seeing to his community. He is truly remarkable. Read this article at barrons.com.