Saturday, October 5, 2013

cutest kitty ever!!!!

I've never heard of White lions before but on one of my favorite websites (really a blog- Why Evolution is True), always celebrates Caturdays and included this post on the White lion today. 
I find them amazing to look at. According to Wikipedia
White lions are not albinos. Their white colour is caused by a recessive trait 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 disadvantage their survival. The white lions of the Global White Lion Protection Trust (GWLPT) have been reintroduced into their natural habitat and have been hunting and breeding successfully without human intervention for a significant amount of time. White lions in South Africa are currently being bred almost exclusively for hunting, but Linda Tucker (the founder of GWLP and author of The Mystery of the White Lions) and her team are trying to change the South African hunting laws.[clarification needed]
I've heard of the lion "farms" before. National Geographic had a great article last month that talked about how the Serengeti lions are fairing and included mentioned the hunting farms as well. It astounded me although I guess it shouldn't but it definitely horrified me. Check this little guy out! (also from WEIT)  

It's an easy AWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

  1. Breeding them just to shoot them - that's just wrong.

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  2. Those kitties are incredibly beautiful - I hadn't heard of white lions either, but wow, these guys/gals are stunners.

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