AR-News: (US-TX) Dallas Zoo get grant for otter exhibit
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Wed Jul 30 07:48:02 EDT 2003
> July 26, 2003
> Dallas Zoo Receives $2 Million for Otter Exhibit
> The Dallas Zoo has received $2 million the largest
> single donation in its
> history from the charitable trust of the late
> Betty Moroney Norsworthy and
> will use the funds to build an otter exhibit, the
> Dallas Morning News
> Norsworthy, a Dallas native who died in 2001 at the
> age of eighty-three, was
> the granddaughter of Morning News founder George
> Bannerman Dealey. Her
> brother, James M. Moroney Jr., a retired publisher
> of the paper, presented
> the gift to the zoo as the trustee of her charitable
> trust. "Betty liked
> animals," said Moroney. "She's probably very happy
> that she was able to do
> this. It's a pleasure for us to do this."
> Scheduled to open in 2006, the exhibit will be named
> after Norsworthy and
> will house Asian small-clawed otters, the smallest
> and most social of the
> thirteen otter species. "We didn't know Betty, but
> she sure knew us," said
> zoo director Rich Buickerood. "We have our first
> design meeting this
> afternoon, and we hope that everyone will enjoy what
> we believe will be the
> world's greatest otter exhibit."
> Crawford, Selwyn. Record Donation at Texas Zoo
> Makes Room for Otters.
> Dallas Morning News 7/26/03.
> Primary Subject: Animal Welfare
> Location(s): Dallas, Texas
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