A rare white lion that was born in Szeged Zoo in Hungary made its first public appearance on May 24. The female lion cub has been named as Sonja. The cub weighs 1.5 kg and her mother gave birth to her without any complication.
“The mother, Nadja, has given birth to Sonja on May 15,” Robert Veprik, the director of the zoo told local media, after a medical examination of the little
It was also reported that the father of the cub is separated from the family but soon the whole family will be reunited again.
Hello Sonja! A rare white lion, born in the Szeged Zoo in #Hungary on May 15, made its first public appearance on Fri. White lions are not albinos, but have coloration that results from a genetic rarity. pic.twitter.com/ng1TtRl6qI
— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) May 25, 2019
For those unaware, white lions are not albinos. They are a rare color mutation of the lion especially the South African lion. Their white color is caused by recessive trait, distinct from the gene responsible for the white tigers.
Also recently a 3-week old baby porcupine was spotted in the zoo sitting on its mother’s back
It’s Friday. Here’s 3-week-old porcupine on its mother’s back at the zoo in Szeged, Hungary pic.twitter.com/ytqe8oIKT5
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 4, 2013