Extremely Rare White Lion Quadruplets Are Born Perfectly Healthy

The majestic white lion is considered to be an extremely rare animal affected by a genetic color mutation, resulting in white-colored fur. These animals aren’t albinos—the white lion owes its unique coat to the recessive trait called leucism, which makes the fur of the animal lose a part of its pigment while eyes and lips remain normal. Currently, there are only around 13 white lions living in the wild and around 100 of them living in captivity.

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Around a month ago, four of these extremely rare cuties were welcomed at a zoo in east China. Recently, the zoo released some pictures capturing the quadruplets, making thousands of people on the internet fall head over heels in love with them. On November 6, these white lion quadruplets were born at Nantong Forest Safari Park in Jiangsu, China. Image credits: AFP