Extremely Rare White Lion Quadruplets Are Born Healthy At Safari Park

The majestic white lion is an extremely rare animal that is affected by a genetic mutation leaving it with its stunning white fur.

White Lion Cub Close Up

Their unusual white coat is down to a recessive trait called leucism, which is similar to albinism but not as extreme. Leucism means the animal loses a part of its pigment while its eyes and lips remain the same.

There are currently less than 13 white lions living in the wild and less than 300 of them living in captivity.

White Lion Quadruplets Playing
Four of these ultra-rare adorable little balls of fur were all born at the same time, what are the odds!

So it’s no surprise that when the images were shared on social media, the internet fell in love.

White Lion Quadruplets Playing
All four of these ultra-rare and ultra-adorable babies were announced to be male. In the photos released on social media, the cubs are seen eating and playing around with each other.

Unique and adorable little balls of fur

White Lion Quadruplets Eating

The cub are perfectly healthy and growing fast.

There are less than 13 white lions living in the wild and less than 300 living in captivity

White Lion Quadruplets EatingThe Global White Lion Protection Trust doesn’t currently recognize white lions as a separate species. Because of that, despite being so rare, they aren’t considered to be an endangered species, therefore these animals aren’t protected by law.

The white lion isn’t considered to be an endangered animal, despite being so rare

White Lion Quadruplets Posing
White Lion Posing
“The White Lions are listed as Panthera leo, which is classified as ‘Vulnerable,’ meaning they may become threatened with extinction in the future unless trade is closely controlled.”

“The White Lion gene needs to be researched, understood and protected, as a matter of urgency.”

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