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Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby spotted at Learning Express store!

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Ty Warner introduces Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby - 100% of profits from the original sale to WildCRU, the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of University of Oxford in Oxford England. (PRNewsFoto/Ty Inc.)

Learning Express in Franklin, Tennessee have posted a photo on their Instagram page showing that they have a limited stock of Cecil the Lion Beanie Babies in stock!

The Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby was announced by Ty last month with all of the profits from the sale of Cecil going to raise funds for WILDCRU to aid in conservation efforts in Zimbabwe.

It was said that Cecil would be released in late September so hopefully more should be on their way to stores soon.

To see the Learning Express photo, click here.

Have you spotted Cecil in any stores yet?


Cecil Beanie Baby could be available at the end of the month!

Monday, September 21st, 2015


Ty Warner made an announcement in August that Ty Inc. would be releasing a lion Beanie Baby in honour of Cecil the lion, the famous Zimbabwean lion who was tragically killed.

Ty hoped to raise awareness for animal conservation by releasing a Beanie Baby named Cecil and donate all the profits to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WILDCRU).

Ty Warner made a statement about the release of the Beanie Baby, saying “Hopefully, this special Beanie Baby will raise awareness for animal conservation and give comfort to all saddened by the loss of Cecil”.

According to a Ty spokeswoman, Cecil will be available in stores at the end of this month at the price of $5.99 with all profits going to WILDCRU, who were monitoring Cecil at the time, to help with ongoing conservation efforts and research into enabling humans and wildlife to co-exist together.