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Four white lion cubs are given their names in Magdeburg zoo

2018-11-24 21:27
Amari, Nyala, Simba and Tajo, four rare white lion cubs born at Germany's Magdeburg zoo in July, were given their names on Saturday (November 24) with a ceremony open to all visitors. One of the three males could be seen running away from his brothers and sisters, fighting for the "dinner" he had found in the box carrying his name. According to the Global White Lion Protection Trust, the animals are not albinos but "a genetic rarity" of the Greater Timbavati area in South Africa's Krueger National Park. "There are about 200 animals worldwide, under human care and only 15 in the African wild, so it is easy to see how rare these lions are," said Kai Perret, director of the zoo. The latest white lion litter is not the first success story for the zoo in the past years, they also presented six white lions in 2016.