In honor of the live action version of Disney’s The Lion King debuting this summer, The Walt Disney Company is launching a global campaign to help the lions. The campaign will support the Lion Recovery Fund and partners that help conservation efforts across Africa and a goal to double the number of lions in the wild by 2050. There is a Special Edition Simba and Nala plush and for each one sold, Disney will donate US $5 to the Wildlife Conservation Network in order to support this effort. The Special Edition Simba and Nala plush are now available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World and can also be found at other additional locations at Walt Disney World and Disneyland starting on July 1st, 2019.
There are 40,000 plush available and each one represents one of the lions that Disney and the Lion Recovery Fund are working to protect and preserve their future. Take a look at the plush below, Simba is the plush on top and Nala is the plush on the bottom:
Per Disney Parks Blog, “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.”
The Special Edition Simba and Nala plush can be found at the following locations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort:
- Already available at Mombasa, Island Mercantile, and Discovery Trading Company at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, as well as Seaside Souvenirs at Disney’s California Adventure park.
- Starting July 1st, the plush will be available in 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.
For more information on the Lion Recovery Fund and Disney’s conservation efforts, visit www.disney.com/LionKingProtectThePride.
Who would love to purchase one of these new plush lions to support a great conservation cause?
Photo and Source Credit: Disney Parks Blog