The White Lion in Mythology and Nature
Accounts of white lions have been around for centuries in Africa, but have often been dismissed as superstition.
It has been part of African folklore since prehistoric times and according to legend white lions were children of the Sun God, sent to earth as gifts.
Why are there white lions?
White lions are not albinos. Their white color is caused by a recessive trait derived from a less-severe mutation in the same gene that causes albinism, distinct from the gene responsible for white tigers. They vary from blonde to near-white. This coloration does not appear to pose a disadvantage to their survival.
What it means to see White Lion in dreams?
To see a white lion in your dream highlights your majestic power. A white lion may also indicate sudden awareness of the power you hold. A golden lion represents the royalty, the king of kings, expect great power to be bestowed upon you.
Are white lions dangerous?
The chance to spot white lions continues to diminish. Despite being on the verge of extinction, they have never been—and still aren’t—on the endangered list, which means they have little protection against being hunted and caged.
How common are white lions?
It is hard to determine exactly how many White Lions there are in captivity today, because they are held in captive breeding and canned hunting operations, which don’t keep adequate records. Based on available evidence, we estimate there are less than 300 White Lions worldwide.
How big is a white lion?
A male lion has a long mane, a head-hull length of 1.70 to 2.50 meters, a shoulder height of about 1.20 meters and a tail length of about one meter. Adult male animals have an average body weight of 225 kilograms.
Do black tigers exist?
So-called black tigers are due to pseudo-melanism. Pseudo-melanistic tigers have thick stripes so close together that the tawny background is barely visible between stripes. Pseudo-melanistic tigers exist and can be seen in the wild and in zoos. Such tigers are said to be getting more common due to inbreeding.