facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

White lion triplets born at Poland's Borysew Zoo

Feb. 5, 2014 at 3:38 PM   |   Comments

BORYSEW, Poland, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Officials at a Polish zoo announced a white lioness has become a first-time mother with a litter of three cubs.

The Borysew Zoo said Azira, the white lioness, gave birth to the cubs and the newborns appear to be doing well, Polska Agencja Prasowa reported Wednesday.

"Even though Azira is a mother for the first time, she's doing a great job of taking care of her offspring," the zoo said in a statement. "Thanks to this, the snow-white young lions feel excellent and they're happy to pose for pictures."

The zoo said the cubs have not been named as officials have not yet determined their sexes.

The lions, native to South Africa's Timbavati region, get their coloring from a recessive gene, officials said.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza
2
Homeless man gets women to take him home Homeless man gets women to take him home
3
Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll
4
Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish
5
Beer festival features brew made with weasel poop Beer festival features brew made with weasel poop
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback