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.
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.
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