White lion cubs are not natural color for these animals. White lion cubs are not albinos. Their white color is due to a recessive trait coming from a less severe mutation in the same gene which causes albinism, which is different from the gene which brings about the white tiger.
This white coloration does not appear to pose a disadvantage to their survival. The white lions have been successfully reintroduced into their natural habitat and have been hunting and breeding without human intervention for a significant amount of time.
White lions are native to South Africa, but only a handful remain in the wild. White lions have a life expectancy of 16.8 years when living in a zoo, according to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
White lions can be selectively bred for zoos, animal shows and wildlife parks. Such breeding involves inbreeding and can result in inbreeding depression (genetic defects, reduced fertility, and physical defects), although this has not yet been found to cause hind-limb paralysis or serious heart defects, which would indicate a severe level of inbreeding.
Some are concerned about white lions mating with lions of other alleles, due to possible extinction of the white lion allele. However, this is not valid as the offspring will inherit the recessive white gene and therefore make it possible to produce white offspring in a later generation, thus making the allele more widespread.
Some critics maintain that white lions should not be introduced into the wild because of the inbreeding that has taken place in zoos and breeding camps. However, ethical reintroduction programs such as The Global White Lion Protection Trust have ensured through the use of scientific methodologies that the lions in their program are not inbred.
Not because these lion cubs are white means they eat less meat or disfavors the appetite for meat. They love to chow down on a nice piece of beef after about three months from birth.
White Lions cubs will grow just as strong in Adulthood.
Height to the shoulder 120 centimetres 110 centimetres
Weight 189 - 260 kilograms 126 kilograms
Maximum Speed 48 - 59 kph
White Lion Cub Price
acquiring a white lion can be really expensive. The price will range in the hundred and thousands of dollars for a single cub.