AR-News: (US-TX) Dallas Zoo get grant for otter exhibit

Ronda Roaring rondaroaring at yahoo.com
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 
> reports.
> 
> 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
> 
> FC005955
> 
> > 


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