Disney is celebrating the upcoming release of their live-action film The Lion King by launching a global awareness campaign highlighting the crisis facing lions.
This campaign will support the Lion Recovery Fund (and it’s partners) who work to “advance conservation across Africa, including the goal to double the number of lions in the wild by 2050.”
Every Special Edition Simba and Nala plush sold Disney will donate $5 to the Wildlife Conservation Network to support the Lion Recovery Fund and it’s local partners.
Right now you can purchase these plush lions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Mombasa, Island Mercantile, and Discovery Trading Company at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as Seaside Souvenirs at Disney’s California Adventure park. “Special Note: Each of the 40,000 plush represents one of the lions whose future Disney and the Lion Recovery Fund are working to ensure.”
A bit about the Wildlife Conservation Network:
“Wildlife Conservation Network’s Lion Recovery Fund supports a variety of organizations working across Africa to benefit people, wildlife and habitats. WCN has established an unparalleled reputation for integrity and programmatic impact and the LRF is dedicated to ensuring a long-term future for African lions and their habitats by engaging communities and developing campaigns that build support for the protection and revitalization of these animals.”
You can also purchase them on ShopDisney.com
Beginning July 1st guests will also be able to find them at the World of Disney, Elias & Co. and Bazaar at Disneyland Resort and in Emporium, Mouse Gear, World of Disney and more locations at Walt Disney World Resort.
If you would like to learn more about the Lion Recovery Fun and Disney’s involvement you can visit www.disney.com/LionKingProtectThePride.
Make sure to catch Disney’s “The Lion King” in theaters on July 19, 2019.
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Source: Disney Parks Blog