Ukraine welcomes 5 rare white lion cubs at zoo

ASSOCIATED PRESS
KIEV
Published 12.08.2016 01:26
A  litter of white lion cubs is presented in their enclosure in the 'XII months' private zoo in the Demydiv village, about 50 kilometers north of Kiev, Ukraine, 11 August 2016. (EPA Photo)
A litter of white lion cubs is presented in their enclosure in the 'XII months' private zoo in the Demydiv village, about 50 kilometers north of Kiev, Ukraine, 11 August 2016. (EPA Photo)

A private zoo in Ukraine has a new attraction: five white lion cubs.

Volodymyr Shevchuk, director of the "XII Months" zoo near the Ukrainian capital, said the cubs have been separated from their parents, Ivanna and Ludvig.

Shevchuk says the cubs have quickly become favorites with the visitors.

White lions, which are extremely rare, are a genetic mutation of the African Lion. They are mostly found in zoos because the color mutation makes it difficult for them to survive in the wild.

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