As of this year, the Dallas Zoo has not been the same as it was before. It is now a happier and more visited place overall, and we can thank one person for that – President of Highland Capital Management, James Dondero. This man does have a heart for the animals.
In addition, he has a heart for capital markets. He has a heart for equities. He also knows much about mergers and acquisitions.
This year, Mr. Dondero gave away $14 million to help the Dallas Zoo build a hippo habitat from scratch, something that had not been seen in nearly 15 years. The zoo is now prouder than ever in being able to say that it holds hippos once again. Also, the customers that now visit the zoo have greatly increased in number. Everyone’s happy: The hippos are happy; the customers are happy; the zoo’s staff and owners are happy; and James Dondero is happy. Everybody wins.
If you visit the Dallas Zoo, you’ll find that the new hippo attraction area now covers more than two acres of space – along with more than 100,000 gallons of underwater hippo living quarters: It’s truly a sight to behold, and that’s an understatement; to view this new scenery is breathtaking, and it is also the reason that the zoo has lowered its prices during certain sale days.
Since the zoo’s prices have dropped, and it now offers more discounted rated than usual, more people continue to flock there as well. What’s best is this: They share the news with their friends and family, who each buy a ticket in turn. The zoo’s hippo area is one of the most cherished and maintained in all the zoo, a true attraction within an attraction. It is perhaps one of the most visited areas.