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White Transvaal lion Panthera Leo Krugeri.<br />
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. They are not albinos, having normal pigmentation in the eyes and skin. <br />
White Transvaal lion (Panthera leo krugeri) individuals occasionally have been encountered in and around Kruger National Park and the adjacent Timbavati Private Game Reserve in eastern South Africa, but are more commonly found in captivity, where breeders deliberately select them. The unusual cream colour of their coats is due to a recessive gene. Geotagged,Lion,Mondo Verde,Panthera leo,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

White Transvaal lion

Panthera Leo Krugeri.
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. They are not albinos, having normal pigmentation in the eyes and skin.
White Transvaal lion (Panthera leo krugeri) individuals occasionally have been encountered in and around Kruger National Park and the adjacent Timbavati Private Game Reserve in eastern South Africa, but are more commonly found in captivity, where breeders deliberately select them. The unusual cream colour of their coats is due to a recessive gene.

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  1. Somehow they look friendlier in white :) Posted 7 years ago
    1. Ha ha you're right, but I didn't try. May be the mouse did ;-) Posted 7 years ago

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The lion is one of the five big cats in the genus ''Panthera'' and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies found in Africa. With some males exceeding 250 kg in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger.

Similar species: Carnivorans
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Uploaded Jul 25, 2012. Captured Jul 20, 2012 14:05 in Rouenhof 1, 6372 Landgraaf, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO200
  • 146mm