Rare White Lion Cub Debut

A rare snow-white lion cub was born on September 14 at Leon’s Zoo in Guanajuato, Mexico. White lions are not albinos. They are color mutations of a certain subspecies of lion, and very rare. When they occurred in the wild in South Africa, the locals regarded them as divine.
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White Lion Cubs

“The white lion is not a distinct subspecies, but a special morph with a genetic condition, leucism, that causes paler colouration akin to that of the white tiger; the condition is similar to melanism, which causes black panthers”. – Wikipedia

Photo: One of two rare white lion cubs from Mogo Zoo on New South Wales South Coast is seen at a photo call at Lavender Green, Luna Park on November 23, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
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