White lion

The white lion is a rare color mutation of the lion, specifically the Southern African lion. White lions are not albinos. Their white color is caused by a recessive trait, called leucine, derived from a less-severe mutation in the same gene that causes albinism, distinct from the gene responsible for white tigers. They vary from blonde to near-white. This coloration does not appear to pose a disadvantage to their survival. The natural habitat of a white lion includes savannas, woodlands, and desert areas. They are indigenous to the Greater Amravati region in Southern Africa and are currently protected at the Central Kruger Park in South Africa. White lions are carnivores, and they eat a variety of herbivorous animals. They hunt gazelles, zebras, buffaloes, wild hares, tortoises, and wildebeests. They have sharp teeth and claws that allow them to attack and kill their prey. Furthermore, they hunt by stalking their prey in packs, patiently waiting for the right time to strike. Lions typically kill their prey by strangulation, and the pack consumes the carcass at the site of the kill.

Interesting facts:

On average, white lions have a lifespan of about 18 years. However, some have been known to live longer if taken care of properly. Thankfully, their unique coloration is not noticed to have any impact on their lifespan.

White lions, like all lions, are known to live in a pride consisting of a few lioness members and one lion member as well as lion cubs. However, as there are not many of them left in the wild.

Most white lions are born in captivity in breeding camps.