Like Framer noted, tough to have much confidence. What he proposes is level which seems far from his financial grasp and no one simply turns over that kind of money. Heck, when I eventually sell my house in Shrewsbury I could buy up a piece of property but to build a $25 million facility and having the means to float the operating expenditures until fiscally sound if ever becomes so is way beyond most people means to make it happen and even most small businesses.
I like Carex idea with the zoo but maybe a guaranteed curator for x years with a buyout clause. I doubt Zoo and taxing district would sign on, make it happen and then give him control. Zoo could certainly handle it, bring in the much needed donor base to support it, would be nice break away from Grant's Farm if that ever settles and gives the zoo/region to tie something to the Big Muddy.