Image of a 4month old very rare white lion cub at a local wildlife rescue.
These lions are nearly extinct, it is believed that there are fewer than a dozen in the wild today. This was one of a pair located here. They are not albinos but are leucistic a skin condition resulting in reduced pigmentation.
As to the image, the difficulty with focusing so as to eliminate the very small bars of the pen presented quite a challenge.
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Close-up and macro
Pets and captive animals
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