WACO, Texas — Cameron Park Zoo in Waco is hosting the "Lion King" movie premiere to raise money for lions globally.

There are only 150 tickets available for the private movie screening. Cameron Park Zoo teamed up with Reliant to host the private premiere and 100% of the money from ticket sales will go to the Wildlife Conservation Network's Lion Recovery Fund.

Disney's "Protect the Pride" campaign is to celebrate the release of Disney's The Lion King and support the Wildlife Conservation Network's Lion Recovery Fund.

Lions are now on the endangered species list. Half of Africa's lions have disappeared, since the release of the first Lion King film 25 years ago. Now, there are only 20,000 from a population of 200,000 a century ago.

The premiere will take place, July 18 at  Regal Cinemas Jewel 16 located on 7200 Woodway Drive. 

Cameron Park Zoo will also conduct keeper talks every Saturday at 11:30 am at the lion exhibit.

If you'd like to support the Wildlife Conservation Network's Lion Recovery Fund and their goal to double the number of lions across Africa by 2050, you can purchase tickets.

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