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 Post subject: White animals including lion
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:52 am 
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Have anyone seen white lions or are there any white lions in Kruger? If there are what would be the best area to look for them?

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 Post subject: Re: White lions
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Stellie, saw a white female at Bangu in 2010, :naughty: It is on some thread about white Lions. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: White lions
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I think the best place to see the white lions is in the timbavati, game reserves bordering Kruger. :D

personally I have only seen them on photos :slap:

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 Post subject: Re: White lions
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Grantmissy wrote:
Rooies wrote:
We have spotted them in the Greater Kruger Area


I suppose it is possible that they can move into Kruger and stay there? But I think it is a rare sighting if a person sees a white lion in the wild.



Where I have seen them is as wild as you can get. It is possible for them to move into Kruger but remember they also have to compete with the resident lion prides in Kruger. The fact that they are white lions, doesn't give them VIP status.

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 Post subject: Re: White lions
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As mentioned the white lion gene pool is in the Greater Kruger area (klaserie, timbavati & umbabat).
Growing up we often saw white lion in Ingwelala.

I know there are currenlty white lion in this area....

If you have a look on a Kruger Map - from Olifants / Roodewal in a westernly direction you'll find a seasonal river "Nhlaralumi" - this corner bordering the Park is the hotspot.

Follow below link and you'll see some pics taken within this area of White Lion
http://www.ingwelala.co.za/photogallery ... allery.htm

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 Post subject: Re: White animals including lion
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We've seen nearly white lions on the tzendze loop in 2010 - were three of them on the move:

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Wow, Magnificent Lion. He looks superb

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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A female in the Ross pride gave birth to a white cub a few months ago. The Ross pride is named after the farm, which straddles Argyle Road and is thus partly in the Klaserie and partly in the Timbavati.

Pictures in the July issue of the Klaserie Chronicle

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Bush Baptist wrote:
LaeveldLeeu wrote:
A white lion was seen on the tar road between Klaserie and Orpen Gate.


Sorry to be so pedantic, but this is about as useful as a R9 note!

When?
By whom?
How far from where?
On the road or from the road?
If from, left or right from Klaserie?


Think I saw pics on Kruger sightings Facebook page.


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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This is the link to Jurie Moolman's photo of the white lion that he saw.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151552305074682&set=a.10151136138674682.457088.539154681&type=1&theater


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Could someone please help me... :?
I was under the impression we still had some white lions in the Kruger/Timbavati area
Does anyone know IF there ARE still any white lions in the wild?
I was told by an australian zoologist that there are no white lions left in the wild
and only 300 worldwide in breeding captivity
And a breeding pair of white lions in captivity in australia
have recently given birth to two little white cubs, who have been separated from the parents,
to be hand reared, to keep them used to humans,
they will be sent to other breeding "zoos" for breeding purposes.

I did not want to make comment in case I had the incorrect "impression"
and would appreciate IF someone could enlighten me
Thanks :)


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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There are still white lions in the greater Kruger area. They frequent the area of the Klaserie/Timbavati/Umbabat portions of the extended Kruger area. We have seen them there about 2 years ago. So, don't believe your Australian zoologist.

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 Post subject: White Lion cub
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Hey everybody

I am not sure if any one else has seen the news floating around other parts of the internet. On Friday there was a white lion cub spotted in the Singita concession near Singita Lebombo.

Here is a blog on the subject with some pictures

http://blog.sunsafaris.com/2014/07/14/w ... uger-park/

Also on one of the Kruger FB groups I belonged to another tourist had a sighting yesterday on the S41 4km's from the s100 T-junction.

Unfortunately I don't have FB access at work so I cant ask the user for permission to user their picture with a link.

Lets hope this little one can make it to adult hood. :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion cub
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How cute! :clap: :clap:

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Lets hope this little one can make it to adult hood. :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:


Hope so too :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion cub
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What an adorable little white Lion cub! Thank you for the link Spargish! :clap: :clap:

Maybe you can get permission after work for the other one on the S41? :hmz:


Will definitely try, that sighting was with 9 other cubs, so if it is the same cub perhaps they have now joined back up with the rest of the pride.

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