A bond-financed renovation at the Dallas Zoo will be accelerated to provide a new home for an aging zoo elephant whose fate drew national concern.

The Dallas Zoological Society will use $10 million of proceeds from a 2006 city bond issue to build a new four-acre African savanna habitat for Jenny the elephant. The project, with a total cost of $40 million, was to be completed in late 2011 but the new schedule calls for completion in January 2010.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.