The majestic white lions are extremely rare and are affected by genetic mutation. Due to this genetic mutation, these lions have stunning white fur.
The unusual white coat of these tigers are down to a recessive trait called leucism. This is similar to albinism, but it is not that extreme. The animal suffering from leucism loses some pigmentation, but it doesn’t affect the lips and eyes of the animal.
There are less that thirteen white lions who are living in the wild and less than three hundred white lions living in captivity. This story will discuss the white lion quadruplets who were born at the same time and perfectly healthy.
Everybody instantly fell in love with these white lion quadruplets when their pictures were shared on the internet.
Look how adorable these little cubs are! Cats have always got our hearts, no matter in what shape or size they are.
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These four ultra adorable and ultra rare babies are male. The cubs love to eat and play around with each other. The cubs are growing up fast and they are perfectly healthy.
At present, the Global White Lion Protection Trust does not recognize these white lions as a separate species. Even though these white lions are rare, they are not categorized as an endangered species either. Therefore, the law doesn’t protect these animals.
The White Lions are listed as Panthera leo, which is classified as ‘Vulnerable,’ meaning they may become threatened with extinction in the future unless trade is closely controlled. The White Lion gene needs to be researched, understood and protected, as a matter of urgency.
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