In South Africa’s Kruger National Park A Very Rare White Lion Cub Was Seen On Camera

Have you ever seen a lion dressed in white? Lyle McCabe, a wildlife photographer, had the opportunity to do so when visiting South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park.

McCabe also captured heartwarming images of a critically endangered white lion youngster interacting with its siblings. These are all tawny, as are other members of their species.

The infant lion is a very rare animal. Its fur and skin are both white. Fortunately, its family accepts it. The animal appeared to be contentedly huddling up around its mother and siblings.

Many people believe the albino lion is the small white lion. But it isn’t the case. It possesses leucism, which causes a partial lack of pigmentation, making the animal’s hair or feathers totally white.

However, the afflicted animals’ eyes are unaffected by this hereditary disease.

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“This sighting just blew my mind,” McCabe said of the experience. “We knew the cubs had been born about a month previously, but we had moved away from the region for walking, tracking, and off-road driving as per company practice to safeguard the animals’ safety.”

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When McCabe came home and showed his family and friends the photos, they couldn’t believe their eyes.
“The sight has astonished my family and friends,” he remarked.

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However, there are some concerns regarding the lion cub’s unique condition. Its white coat may cause it to face significant difficulties in the future. Predators may have a better chance of seeing the animal. It’s also possible that their own organizations may reject it.

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“We’re all hoping that all of the cubs make it over the important two-year milestone, which would considerably boost their chances of survival,” McCabe said.

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