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October 01, 2013

Rare White African Lion Cubs Born in S. Korean Zoo

by VOA News

Officials at South Korea's Everland zoo park displayed for the first time Tuesday two rare newborn white lions in the city of Yongin.

White lions are a rare color mutation, with only about 300 specimens left in the world.  
 
The two newborns have brought the total number of white lions at the Samsung Everland's ecological safari "Lost Valley" park to eight.
 
The two males were born on August 28 weighing 2.5 kilograms and three kilograms each.  
 
Officials say the baby lions, still unnamed, are very healthy.  
 
They were brought outside for the first time on Tuesday and were seen playing on the grass.

They will be shown to the public with the entire white lion family on October 4, World Animal Day.