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Help Protect the Lions by Riding Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom July 19 - 25, 2019

Disney releases the “The Lion King” next month and we are excited to share that Disney’s Animal Kingdom will play an important part in supporting the conservation of lions and other wildlife across Africa.

Since Disney released the original version of “The Lion King” 25 years ago, Africa has lost half of its lions, and only about 20,000 remain. Disney has announced its commitment to help address the crisis facing lions and other wildlife across Africa by supporting the Wildlife Conservation Network’s Lion Recovery Fund (LRF).

Disney has already donated more than $1.5 million to WCN’s LRF and its partners as part of The Lion King “Protect the Pride”campaign. Disney will also make additional grants and invites fans to help double the donation for a total contribution of up to $3 million with the hopes of doubling the number of lions in the wild by 2050.

One way you can help protect the pride is to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida is to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris during the opening week of “The Lion King” - July 19 -25, 2019.

For every guest who rides that week, Disney Conversation Fund will donate $2 (up to $350,000) to the Wildlife Conservation Network in support of the Lion Recovery Fund.

You can also participate by purchasing special-edition products to support the Lion Recovery Fund.

News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog

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