John Ball Zoo & Celebration Cinema – Partnership for Lion Conservation


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PRESS RELEASE — John Ball Zoo and Celebration Cinema are announcing a community partnership coinciding with the release of The Lion King movie at Celebration Cinema and Lion Day at John Ball Zoo. The partnership is to bring awareness and education towards the conservation of African lions.

Africa’s lion numbers are declining. Since the original The Lion King movie was first released 25 years ago, half of Africa’s lions have been lost. Only 20,000 remain. This decline and the need for increased conservation efforts are what brought JBZ and Celebration Cinema together. People and organizations are key to saving species. Together, we can find solutions that benefit people and wildlife. #ProtectThePride The Lion King Opens at Celebration Cinema Friday, July 19thThe “live-action” movie features animals of the African savanna, many of which can be seen at John Ball Zoo; including – African lion, warthog, Southern Ground Hornbill, and coming in the future Meerkats.
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Lion Day Saturday, July 20th at John Ball Zoo Lion-themed activities and conservation awareness. Also, the first 2,000 Zoo guests through the gate on July 20th will receive a coupon good at any Celebration Cinema location for free popcorn with paid admission to The Lion King. Plus, once you see The Lion King, visit John Ball Zoo to receive 50% off a paid Zoo admission with proof of admission to The Lion King at Celebration CinemaDetails at