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Rare White Lion Saved From Death - by Electric Fence
mIRROR ^ | 14 Sep 2013 | By Natalie Evans

Posted on 09/15/2013 12:27:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The rare-coloured big cat was at the mercy of a pride of five ferocious females when one of them accidentally brushed a high-voltage wire and leaped away in pain

A cornered white lion narrowly escapes death... thanks to an electric fence.

The rare-coloured big cat was at the mercy of a pride of five ferocious females when one of them accidentally brushed a high-voltage wire and leaped away in pain.

While the others were distracted the lucky lion grabbed the chance to flee her attackers.

Game ranger and photographer Ken Whyte, 22, watched on as the battle unfolded in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

He said: "This was an incredible one-of-a-kind experience as the white lion is a rare and treasured animal - with sightings becoming few and far between. "

He added: "This event involves two prides, the Ross and Giraffe prides, which were in a territorial battle.

"The white lion, part of the Giraffe pride, was left behind after the rest of her pride retreated.

"The females of the Ross pride then cornered and attacked her until the fight was abandoned when a shock from the nearby electric fence startled a female.

"To see this rare animal being cornered, submitting and then being attacked was certainly something I will always keep with me and it was a sight that would bring goosebumps to the most seasoned guides.

"Although it was a fast-paced and vicious battle the fact she managed to escape with minor wounds made it all the more amazing."

According to the Global White Lion Protection Trust there are less than 10 white lions surviving in their endemic habitat.

There are many more in captivity in zoos throughout the world but these cannot be reintroduced to the wild.

White lions are not albinos - the colour is caused by a rare colour mutation. They were first documented in 1938 but are thought to have been around for centuries.

Today there is still no national or international law to protect this rare animal, which campaigners say is even more endangered than the rhino.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: lion; wildlife

1 posted on 09/15/2013 12:27:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Now Whites in Africa are coloured?

I am so confused.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 12:30:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: nickcarraway

Typical, ganging up on whitey...


3 posted on 09/15/2013 12:31:28 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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4 posted on 09/15/2013 12:35:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

LOL


5 posted on 09/15/2013 12:37:56 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: nickcarraway

A white lion? Now that’s just racist.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!
The rare-coloured big cat was at the mercy of a pride of five ferocious females

NOW can I join the National Association For the Advancement of Coloured People?

7 posted on 09/15/2013 12:40:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

Ahem..A pix would be worth a 1000 words of copy.


8 posted on 09/15/2013 12:43:16 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: nickcarraway

So the blonde lions are attacking the albinos? Typical.


9 posted on 09/15/2013 12:43:20 PM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: mosesdapoet

I would have posted one, but the Admin Mods don’t like it.


10 posted on 09/15/2013 12:45:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: mosesdapoet

Pic at link:

http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article2273090.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/A-rare-white-lion-2273090.jpg


11 posted on 09/15/2013 12:48:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: nickcarraway
The [lily-white] big cat was at the mercy of a pride of five ferocious female [lions]

NOW EVEN FERAL *FERALS* ARE GANGING UP ON THE WHITE LONE PERSON!!!!

Holder won't investigate. I just know it.

12 posted on 09/15/2013 12:49:19 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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13 posted on 09/15/2013 12:54:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Justice for Treyvon!


14 posted on 09/15/2013 1:01:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ClearCase_guy

Ah, memories of my childhood. Thanks!


15 posted on 09/15/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

Wow...beat down on Whitey even in the animal kingdom.


16 posted on 09/15/2013 9:23:42 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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