The White Lion joins us for a drink

August 9, 2016

 

What an unforgettable week on Safari in the Kruger National Park, the highlight was undoubtedly being treated to the only known truly wild male white lion (sub adult) having a drink, his face bloodied and black after finishing off a Hippo carcass!

 

A once in a lifetime sighting shared with such an awesome family all the way from the United States

Here is another image which clearly shows his white coloration versus a tawny sibling.

He is “Leucistic” which is caused by a recessive allele, it is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation resulting in white or patchy coloration of the skin, hair etc but not the eyes. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in multiple types of pigment, not just melanin.

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