Rare white lion cub born at Omaha zoo

A rare white lion cub is seen in a handout picture released by the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha(Reuters) – A rare white lion cub has been born at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, zoo officials said on Wednesday. The male cub was one of two males and one female born on Nov. 21. All three cubs are on display at the zoo with their mother, Ahadi, and aunt, Mfisha. Zoo director Dennis Pate said the cub is not an albino – instead, a rare recessive gene causes the white coat. White lions originate from Timbavati, an area in Krueger National Park in South Africa. …

November 27, 2014 12:15 am

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