The majestic white lion is thought to be an incredibly unusual animal with white-colored fur due to a genetic color mutation. These aren’t albinos; the white lion’s coat is due to a recessive gene called leucism, which causes the animal’s fur to lose some colour while its eyes and lips stay normal. There are just about 13 white lions left in the wild, and about 100 in captivity.
Four of these incredibly uncommon cuties were welcomed at a zoo in east China around a month ago. The zoo recently posted photos of the quadruplets, causing hundreds of fans to fall head over heels in love with them on the internet.
On November 6, these white lion quadruplets were born at Nantong Forest Safari Park in Jiangsu, China
Nantong Forest Safari Park in Jiangsu, east China, welcomed these exceptionally uncommon and lovely white lion quadruplets on November 6. The gender of all four kids has been revealed to be male. The cubs are seen playing with one another, eating, and posing for the camera like true models in images issued by the Chinese zoo.
The cubs are expected to make their first public debut on December 26
The cubs are in superb health, according to the Nantong Forest Safari Park, and are growing at a rapid rate. The little lions are being prepped for their first public appearance on December 26 following a month of round-the-clock care by the caretakers.
There are only 13 white lions currently living in the wild and around 100 living in captivity
White lions are not yet classified as a different species, according to the Global White Lion Protection Trust. As a result, despite their rarity, they are not deemed endangered species, and as a result, these animals are not protected by law.
Despite being so rare, the white lion isn’t considered to be an endangered animal
The Global White Lion Protection Trust notes on its website, “The White Lions are designated as Panthera leo, which is classified as ‘Vulnerable,’ meaning they may become threatened with extinction in the future unless trade is tightly controlled.” “As a matter of urgency, the White Lion gene must be explored, comprehended, and preserved.”