rare white lion cub is born in a Nebraska zoo

Officials at the Nebraska Zoo announced Wednesday that a lioness had given birth to a rare white lion cub.

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, in Omaha, claimed that the male baby was one of three cubs born late last week, two males and one female.

Officials pointed out that lion cubs usually weigh about 1.4 kilograms at birth, while newcomers to the zoo weigh 1.8 kilograms.

They indicated that the pups would be introduced to the public with their mothers, and that they should open their eyes within a week or two.

According to these officials, the origin of the white coat of some lions is not fully elucidated and could be linked to a rare recessive gene of each parent.

Carrie Ryley

Carrie Ryley was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. As a journalist Carmen has contributed to NPR News Blog, Outdoor Magazine and many other publications. In regards to academics, Carrie earned a degree in business degree from A&N and earned her master’s degree at University of Florida. Carrie covers local news and culture stories here at Miami Morning Star.

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