cover image

White lion

Rare colour mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short, summarize this topic like I'm... Ten years old or a College student

The white lion is a rare colour mutation of the lion, specifically the Southern African lion.[1] White lions in the area of Timbavati are thought to have been indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was in 1938. White lions first became known to the English-speaking world in 1977 through the book The White Lions of Timbavati.[2]

A white lion in the National Zoo & Aquarium of Australia
In Belgrade Zoo, Serbia