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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Ex Ranger Fanie Botha has a film and a few photographs of a white Lion taken at Kloppersfontein many years ago. This proves to me that they are/were not restricted to the central western area of KRUGER.

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Just too beautiful!! Saw these cubs in our local paper on Saterday, lovely to see more pics. Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Thanks you for such amazing pictures, chad :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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Chad, your photos are incredible - thank you SO much for sharing them with us - they are stunning cubs .

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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Great pics of an unusual sighting -- thanks :thumbs_up:

My cousin also saw white lion cubs on a private reserve in Timbavati during Dec.


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Thank you for the interesting info and beautiful photo's Chad :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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Chad you must be missing your lions! At least the cricket was better to watch today! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: White Lion s36 28/10/09
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LOL, yeah liesl, beginning to miss the bush, and only been back in joburg for 2 days!!!

p@m, i am pretty certain that your cousin would have seen these same two cubs, as the only other confirmed white lions in the timbavati are based mostly in uncommercial areas...these two cubs are centred in the area traversed by the three northern private lodges in the timbavati, motswari, kings camp and simbavati river lodge...


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Hi! about 37 years ago we stayed at Sohebele in the Timbavati, when Derrick and Bev Joubert were runing the establishment!!! What an awesome time we had with very good information all round, and lovely people to supply it!!!! Chris McBride had just written his book "The White Lions of Timbavati", so what a thrill it was for me to see that the strain is continuing- what clever moms they have!!!! Thanks for those lovely p
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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:24 pm 
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Ex Ranger Fanie Botha has a film and a few photographs of a white Lion taken at Klopperfontein many years ago. This proves to me that they are/were not restricted to the central western area of KRUGER.


Hey, gmlsmit!

Better put your money where your mouth is here, so to speak!

That is major news!


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Richprins wrote:
Nice pics, guys! :thumbs_up:

Here are the latest whie lion pics from the Lowveld...the cubs appeared end 2009! Notice the blue eyes...so not albino...rather leucistic...

Courtesy of Jan Wilkens, and taken just OUTSIDE Kruger near Leadwood Camp, approximately in line with Timbavati Picnic Site! :clap:

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The pics are copyrighted, and I got special permission from Jan...please don't abuse! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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The Chad...those are truely amazing photos! :clap: I'd be very sad to have to leave now, and not watch them grow!

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 Post subject: FYI: white lions
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quoted from wikipedia....

"The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare colour mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). It has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. White lions are not yet a separate subspecies and they have been said to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was 1938. Regarded as divine by locals,[1] white lions first came to public attention in the 1970s in Chris McBride's book The White Lions of Timbavati. Up until 2009, when the first pride of white lions was reintroduced to the wild, it was widely believed that the white lion could not survive in the wild. It is for this reason that, now, a large part of the population of white lions are in zoos. Another large part, however, are bred in camps where they are bred almost always for canned hunting trophies.
It is hard to determine exactly how many white lions there are today, because they are held in captive breeding and canned hunting operations which don't keep adequate records. Based on available evidence, The Global White Lion Protection Trust estimate there are less than 300 White Lions world-wide"
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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:46 pm 
Ja!

Bit like the Leucistic circus tigers!

As per the book, there used to be white lion at Pretoria Zoo...no longer!

Don't think there are many in SA! :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: The white lions of Kruger
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Here are some more pics of the white lions of the Timbavati - both white lions are still alive and close to 20 months old now...

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