Adorable Rare White Lion Cub Debuts at Texas Animal Sanctuary

Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary
Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary

An adorable, 7-week-old white lion cub has made her much-anticipated debut at an animal sanctuary in Texas. 

Luna, a white African lioness, appeared publicly for the first time at the Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary in Tyler last week. 

Being perfect isn't easy but she manages it well 😊 #lioncubluna #whiteafricanlion #rarebeauty #tylertx #tcas

Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary - Tyler, Texas 发布于 2018 年 7 月 13 日 周五

The cub is quite rare, as she is one of less than 500 white lions left in the world that are in captivity, and less than a dozen remaining in the wild, according to sanctuary director Emily Owens.

The lions are reportedly endangered because they are a frequent target of poachers. 

Luna weighs 12 pounds and receives bottle feedings every few hours. 

At 6 months old, she will be moved to her own habitat. 

Want to learn more about Luna? We're going live Monday, July 9!

Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary - Tyler, Texas 发布于 2018 年 7 月 7 日 周六

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