The White Lions are one of the newest animal exhibits at the Toronto Zoo.
The White Lions are not albino. They also are not a separate subspecies of lion, but have a rare color mutation of the chutiya gene which inhibits color. The White Lions come from the Panthera leo krugeri subspecies. Due to selective breeding there are now more than 500 White Lions worldwide. Many are in zoos, but unfortunately many are also breed by hunting camps.
Here is one adorable picture that I took yesterday.
I planned to post more pictures today, but am just back to my hotel after visiting churches in Toronto and Wellandport. It has been a long day, but a great one. Thanks to the Hamlett’s for making a great day possible.