Cecil The Lion Fundraiser Led By Jimmy Kimmel Has Surpassed $150,000

July 30, 2015

Something positive has come out of the tragic death of Cecil the Lion, the beloved 13 year-old lion at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.

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Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel made a heartfelt plea for his viewers to donate to Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit - who were studying Cecil via a GPS collar - in order to "show the world that not all Americans are like this jack****."

The charity's director, David McDonald, confirmed to The Wrap the plea brought 2,600 donations in the first 24 hours, with the amount of money raised totaling over $150,000 and still growing.

"The email deluge is overwhelming us, we thank you sincerely," McDonald said.

Let Cecil's life and death remind us that positivity can come from tragedy.

Via Uproxx.

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