James Dondero and Highland Capital Help With Hippos

James Dondero is a noted philanthropist and one of the projects that he is a part of is sure to bring a lot of smiles and joy. Highland Capital Management, which Dondero founded and is currently the head of, has made a generous donation to support the long-anticipated return of hippos to the Dallas Zoo. The project has been four years in the making with meticulous planning and intense construction.
This waterhole habitat is an immersive and naturalistic experience that provides a wonderful porthole in which to observe the hippos and their adroit swimming. An enormous window allows visitors to get up close to the hippos while they do their aquatic acrobats. It is located in the Wilds of Africa section of the zoo, which is close to the monorail. Hippos are the world’s third largest land animal and intense conservation efforts are underway to protect them.
Hippos had been absent from the Dallas Zoo for 15 years and they were greatly missed. Zoo officials regularly received requests for the land giants to return. Highland Capital has played a role in their return as they have funded a lodge near the hippo exhibit, which will enable the Zoo to provide educational displays and host private events.
James Dondero and Highland Capital have a long history of philanthropic endeavors. They are committed to making North Texas an area in which opportunity abounds and they support numerous initiatives that help improve the lives of those less fortunate.
Highland Capital Management has a unique investing niche that enables them and their clients to earn stellar returns. They specialize in alternative credit strategies. They are one of the largest and most experienced firms of their type and they have over 13 billion dollars worth of assets under management. Credit hedge funds, long-only funds and separate accounts, distressed and special situations private equity, and collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) are all areas in which they excel.
They are an international concern with offices in New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Seoul. Their headquarters is in Dallas, TX. and their client base is well diversified which includes public pension plans, governments, and high net-worth individuals to name a few.