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A DESCRIPTION OF THE WHITE LION :

The Latin name of Panthera leo krugeri is not limited to white lions. It applies to all South African lion subspecies; the prides of which are mostly located in Kruger National Park and nearby game reserves. White lions are not albino as they have pigmentation which shows particularly in eye, paw pad and lip colour. The correct term for their condition is leucism, a state where there is near-normal eye colour, but loss of pigment in the skin and fur. The cause of the unusual colouration is the same as for the white tiger. A recessive gene which results in the white appearance is found in a very small number of captive lions.


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Ieke Vonk26-May-2006 20:04
Excellent!
Rosi Blaurock26-May-2006 19:55
Great shot.
Pierre Rousseau26-May-2006 15:19
Beautiful shot.
Blair Howell26-May-2006 14:45
Wonderful capture Arno.....I take it these guys are very rare?
Tom Munson26-May-2006 14:29
Terrific. vote
Katie Chew26-May-2006 14:14
This is really nice!