Inbreeding for White Lion Cubs in Colombian Circus


A rare white lion cub was born in a Colombian circus in the city of Monteria.

The cub, named Milagros – or ‘Miracles’ – is now one of only 300 white lions left in the world.

Both of Milagro’s parents have normal yellow fur and the cub owes its color to a recessive gene.

A member of the circus said, “the plan is to raise it so that it can grow up and then we’ll see if we can work with it.”