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Re: The white lions of Kruger

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu May 14, 2015 9:53 am

Awesome Riaanf31 :clap: :clap:

Thanks for sharing
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Re: The white lions of Kruger

Unread postby manicwalker » Fri May 15, 2015 4:58 am

Riaan,
Thanks for sharing these special sightings :clap:
also prooves, I was right, and there are still white lions in the wild!
I was once told by an australian zoologist in australia there are NO white lions in South Africa :roll:
I tried to correct the person,...BUT was shouted down :wall:

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Re: The white lions of Kruger

Unread postby Elsa » Fri May 15, 2015 12:21 pm

Now you can show him proof! :D
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Re: The white lions of Kruger

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Fri May 15, 2015 1:18 pm

Take this as unconfirmed:

The two lion cubs are thought to be from two separate litters due to there being an age difference and thought to have been fathered by a 'blonde' male of the ruling coalition. The hope is that the 'white' gene will continue via either the female and/or male should they reach adulthood.

This Australian Zoologist should get in touch with the White Protection Trust as they'll have all the facts about numbers in the wild etc
http://www.wildernessfoundation.org.uk/ ... ion-trust/
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Re: The white lions of Kruger

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Fri May 15, 2015 2:24 pm

Wow.........superb sighting and shots..........wish it was mine!!

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Re: The white lions of Kruger

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri May 15, 2015 2:32 pm

I cannot agree with the program promoted in this link above. There should not be unnatural interference by "supplementing the white gene" in natural populations.

Disguised in green credentials, it is again humans interfering in nature.

I am also dead set against various white lion breeding programs in captive situations. It is usually aimed at financial benefit for the people involved and has very little to do with conservation. It is prone to abuse and exploitation.

Too many airy-fairy people also want to insert their own interpretation in to white lions and what they represent.

Keep the white lions in the wild and provide the lion population in general with a healthy and safe ecosystem in which they can do what comes naturally. Enjoy what happens next!
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Re: The white lions of Kruger

Unread postby arks » Sat May 16, 2015 12:50 am

Well said Imberbe! :clap: :thumbs_up:
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Re: The white lions of Kruger

Unread postby JenB » Sat May 16, 2015 10:17 am

arks wrote:Well said Imberbe! :clap: :thumbs_up:

Absolutely! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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