Hippos have finally returned to the Dallas Zoo after 15 years. The zoo began construction 1 year ago and built a $14 million waterhole habitat. This project features an underwater window that allows guest to have a spectacular view of the hippos. There have been many generous donations made to go towards building the project. A $5 million donation was made by the Harold Simmons Foundation to start the project. The president of this foundation states that they are proud to take part in a project that supports the Dallas Zoo. A donation of $1 million was put up by Highland Capital Management Lp. James Dondero founded and is currently heading this management. Dondero put up the money to build a 4.485 square foot lodge that is being utilized for educational displays and private events. James Dondero is a philanthropist who recently teamed up with Linda Owen, former president of Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, to assist Highland’s philanthropist projects. Dondero’s organization contributes over $3 million annually to many charitable organizations such as: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, American Heart Association, George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the Center of Brain Health. James also offers guidance to organizations that he supports. Dondero insists that his organization is committed to investing in the Dallas community. Mike Rawlings, Dallas Mayor, has admiration for Highland Capital Management due to their time and energy put in to support a great cause in the Dallas community. James Dondero and other investors have made the Dallas Zoo project a huge success.