This fine specimen is one of the White Lions from the pride at West Midland Safari Park, Worcestershire. White Lions are critically endangered and this female represents one of a total pride of 15, the largest in the UK, and one of the largest in captivity in the world. The Global White Lion Protection Trust estimates that there are no more than 300 white lions in existence.
These White Lions were first introduced to the park in 2004, and in 2006 four cubs were born - the first ever in the UK. It is further births that now bring the pride total to 15.
The White Lions can be seen in Kingdom of the White Lions that forms part of the four-mile self drive safari. If you wish to have a go at some wild animal photography, a safari park is one of the places to start. Being close to the animals is a huge bonus, and with a little time and patience, there are some superb chances for great photos. And while you’re having a fantastic family day out, you’re supporting conservation efforts, which are needed more now than ever before.
The message here, though, is clear - by the beginning of a snarl and the showing of some very large teeth - you do not want to mess with me, or it may just be you that becomes endangered!
Photo by Stephen Curry.
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