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Mistress Klaus
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004, 02:11 PM
Not albino's in the usual sense but affected by a genetic condition known as leucism (normal eyes, but loss of normal pigmentation in the fur & skin).

There is about 70 in the world, making it extremely rare and often the targets of poachers and sometimes killed from members of their fellow lion pride.
Their existence was noted in the 1920's, but was not officially documented until 1975.
At a cost of $600,000..Four White Lions (see picture below) were purchased from a South African zoo to be transported to West Midland Safari Park in Britain (earlier this year/mid 2004).

An African myth states that white lions only appear every 100 years as a symbol of the purity of the animal kingdom.

Beautiful animals indeed. :love:

Naggaroth
Tuesday, December 7th, 2004, 03:32 PM
Not albino's in the usual sense but affected by a genetic condition known as leucism (normal eyes, but loss of normal pigmentation in the fur & skin).

There is about 70 in the world, making it extremely rare and often the targets of poachers and sometimes killed from members of their fellow lion pride.
Their existence was noted in the 1920's, but was not officially documented until 1975.
At a cost of $600,000..Four White Lions (see picture below) were purchased from a South African zoo to be transported to West Midland Safari Park in Britain (earlier this year/mid 2004).

An African myth states that white lions only appear every 100 years as a symbol of the purity of the animal kingdom.

Beautiful animals indeed. :love:
The animals was quite cute. I agree in that.

But did you know that it is not only with the lions that happens. I can report that there have been done a new discovery on cods. A fisherman have caught a cod which had red meat, not white meat which is normal. Though they could not tell wether it was normal or not. They also told the news that the government in Bergen are paying 5000 norwegian kr to those who fishes a cod with red meat.