By now, most people are aware of the recent incident involving an American dentist killing a protected Zimbabwean lion named Cecil. The death of the lion evoked outrage and sadness amongst animal lovers worldwide and brought the issue of hunting protected animals into prominence.
One way Cecil's legacy will live on is as a Ty Beanie Baby, it was announced in a press release on August 3. Ty Warner has created a Cecil the lion Beanie Baby in memory of the fallen lion. Ty says that 100% of the profits from sales of the Cecil toy will go to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of the University of Oxford, the group who was engaged in study of the lion when he was killed and continues to work toward African wildlife conservation.
Read more on this story at the Chicago Tribune.
Via Mashable | Image: Ty Inc.