Rare baby white lion born at Mexico zoo

Check out this video: A zoo in the central Mexican city of Tlaxcala is celebrating the arrival of a white lion cub.

Posted: Jan. 25, 2018 1:04 PM
Updated: Jan. 25, 2018 1:05 PM

A zoo in the central Mexican city of Tlaxcala is celebrating the arrival of a white lion cub.


The cub was born at Tlaxcala's Altiplano zoo on October 28 and weighed 1.5 pounds and measured 25 centimetres and is in good health.

As the cub was rejected by its mother at the time of birth, the cub is being bred by zookeepers and veterinary personnel, who ensure it's fed with a special formula until the little one can feed on its own.

Altiplano zoo has three other white lions including the cub's parents who arrived to the zoo in 2015 from an Animal Management Unit (UMA) at the age of six.

The zoo also has a two-year-old lioness, who is unrelated to the cub.

Children who visit the zoo will be invited to name the cub. The cub's name will be announced on February 4.
The cub is expected to be the zoo's star attraction.

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