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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:27 am 
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So sad :( Hopefully another litter can be born this year :hmz:

@Kallis - I am 19 so if i try till I'm 80 that gives us like 61 odd years to spot these beauties :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Spotted a female 2 km's north of Bangu Waterhole in 2009, and some time inn the 80's a male just north of Tshokwane and a female on Elofstreet. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Meerkitty wrote:
So sad :( Hopefully another litter can be born this year :hmz:

@Kallis - I am 19 so if i try till I'm 80 that gives us like 61 odd years to spot these beauties :thumbs_up:


Hopefully we can see them once in the Kruger National Park in this journy of life. We have a looooooooooooooooong way to go.

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Spotted a female 2 km's north of Bangu Waterhole in 2009, and some time inn the 80's a male just north of Tshokwane and a female on Elofstreet. :D


Thanks Scipio.

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Scipio Do u have any pics

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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I posted one 2 years ago on this forum, but better video. Dunno where it is though. :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Scipio wrote:
I posted one 2 years ago on this forum, but better video. Dunno where it is though. :tongue:


K thanks, I will be on the lookout for those pics now. Searching high and low through the forums, maybe I can find them.

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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They will become rarer and rarer as a heterozygous male AND heterozygous female need to mate to produce a 25% chance of a cub being white. The odds of two heterozygous animals meeting will thus diminish with time too.

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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They will become rarer and rarer as a heterozygous male AND heterozygous female need to mate to produce a 25% chance of a cub being white. The odds of two heterozygous animals meeting will thus diminish with time too.


There is a less chance and there always has been a less chance. This world is very unpredictable. Who knows they might not diminish

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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White lion cub in mom's jaws on Argyle Road (the road that separates the Timbavati from the Klaserie), before it got eaten by granny.

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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With reference to concerns over the scarcity of white lions :-

Remember - if the gene for a white lion exist, it can never be destroyed, it will always be there.

Just think of how the quagga were "re-created" by selective breeding 100 years after it's
extinction.

So the white lions will not disappear - they might not be there for a while but will eventually return.

I in any-case beleave there could still be quite a few around as I have seen 2 prides in the early nineties
[ one or two tanned ones amongs the two prides ] in Timbavati close to the KNP boundary at or
just before the time the fences were lifted.

[ The 2 prides were having a territorial dispute one evening at late dusk.]


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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These were taken in july 2010 the Timbavati

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As far as I know the two females are still around , seen from the private lodges (umlani , kings camp , tanda tula , motswari etc )

Was very lucky to see them on a number of different ocasions during my time in the Timbavati . The 1st time I saw them you could not see that they were white lions (both covered in mud and blood , feeding on a giraffe kill with moms and siblings ) , the photo's above are from my 2nd sighting looking all fresh and clean.

There was another cub born to a different pride but we didn't get to see her much , travelled in an area off limits to the private lodges.

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 Post subject: White animals including lion
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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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No white lions there... I know that there are some in the Timbavati .

There was a movie made about them, probably about 25 years back.

The White Lions

I still have it on VHS.


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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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LUCKY fish

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