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Image Info Original File Name: Cincinnati_Zoo-WhiteLions-by_Lara_deVries.jpg File size : 26150 bytes File date : 2000:12:25 18:35:04 Resolution: 320x225 Jpeg process : Baseline Posted Newsgroups: Posted Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 13:41:32 -0400
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Cinti Zoo - White Lions

A trio of white lions (yep, the real thing, not a fixed-up picture of
normal lions). Taken at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati, Ohio.



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The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). It has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. White lions are not a separate subspecies and they have never been common in the wild. Regarded as divine by locals, white lions first came to public attention in the 1970s in Chris McBride's book The White Lions of Timbavati. White cubs occasionally turn up among tawny lions in the Timbavati and Kruger National Park regions. Because the gene is recessive and is masked by the normal tawny colour, white lions remain rare in the wild and only occur when two lions carrying the mutant gene are mated together. The greatest population of white lions is in zoos where they are deliberately bred for color. The population of the white lion is unknown but the most recent count was in 2004 and 300 were alive.
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