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Pets

Ecopark

Apex predators – cats
White Transvaal lion
Class Mammals
Order Хищные
Family Кошачьи
Distribution Southern Africa
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES

White lion is not a separate subspecies, it is the result of mutation, known as leucism, which causes lighter colouration in comparison with common lions. White Transvaal lions are bred mainly in reserves as an exotic souvenir for European and American zoos, but sometimes they are found in the wildlife, in particular, in the Kruger National Park and in the neighbouring park situated in the eastern South Africa. Lions are the only cats living in social groups – prides – of 10-15 animals. In zoos, the white lions, similar to their Asian cousins, are kept in couples

DIET
Favourite food: antelopes, gazelles, zebras, common warthogs
LIFE EXPECTANCY

15 years in nature, up to 20 and more in zoos