Zoology Project

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Animals
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Zoology Project

White Lions

Kingdom:AnimaliaPhylum:ChordataClass:MammaliaOrder:CarnivoraFamily:FelidaeGenus:PantheraSpecies:Leo

Classification

`These rare kings of the jungle can weigh between 250 and 550 pounds, depending on sex and age`They run around on four legs & have short pointed ears`They have pigmentation which shows particularly in eye, paw pad and lip colour.(Not Albino)`A recessive gene which results in thier white fur which is found in a very small number of captive lions.`At last count, 32 white lions were recorded worldwide.`They have a vertabrate. If they have vertabrate their warm blooded.(Endothermic)`lions do not migrate themselves, although they may move to follow herds of animals they may eat that are migrating. they also dont hibernate.

Description

Habitat

`A few white lions still live in the rain forest in South Africa but today most are found in zoos, animal shows, or animal studying facilities.

Diet

Whote lions are carnivores and are meat-eating animals.They mostly feed on herbivorous animals such as gazelles, zebras, buffaloes, wild rabbits, tortoises as well as wildebeests.

reproduction

'reproduce sexually.'Internal Fertilization'Lions are viviparous.Mother lions give birth to live'typically not enough white lions in the wild for two to mate.'In the wild, white lions travel in pairs or as part of a pride with other lions of any color.'By 3 years old, male lions are forced to leave the pride, because soonthey could be a threat to the dominant males. 'Lionesses stay with the pridetheir whole lives, unless they are kicked out or the pride is destroyed

'The white lions face several serious threats, including artificial removal to captive breeding/hunting operations, lion culling and trophy hunting, to the point where white lions were effectively extinct in the wild by the 1990s.'The Global White Lion Protection Trust (WLT) was established in 2002 to protect the white lions through legislation.

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