Two albino lion cubs born in Ukraine zoo

Updated: 19:31, Saturday July 14, 2012

Two rare albino lion cubs have been born in the Ukraine, welcomed as a new addition at a zoo in Yalta.

The two girls are pure white and strong and healthy.

A rare genetic mutation gives these white lion cubs their colour.

Staff at the zoo say they weren’t expecting the white cubs from their normal coloured mother.

The tawny lioness mother didn’t produce enough milk to feed them so zookeepers give them a bottle every two hours.

For now, the pair is living in the zoo director’s office where they’ve been playing with a white tiger cub born in May.