A Lonely Rare White Tiger Cub Is Introduced To Another Cub For The First Time, Cuteness Ensues
This adorable eleven-week-old white lion cub did not have an easy start to life. Residing at the Sosto Zoo, in Nyiregyhazam, Hungary, the rare white Transvaal lioness had to be taken into human care when she was born because she couldn’t get milk from her mother, due to it being dried up. Her parents have been together at the zoo since 2015.
The zoo-keepers were afraid that she’d become too socially reliant on humans while growing up there, so they came up with a great idea. They introduced her to a thirteen-week-old lion who was borrowed from Gyongyos Zoo nearby.
The two adorable little cats hit it off right away. They played together with a soccer ball and a stuffed animal tiger.
The lioness’ new friend was a light beige color, like most lion cubs are. But the lioness is a rare white color. They will only appear white if both of their parents possess the same gene producing this coloration. They belong to one population found in the wild in South Africa.
The little white lioness has yet to be named. Keepers are collecting suggestions in a box placed next to her enclosure.
Aniko Herlicksa, her caretaker, feeds her six times a day with 50 ml of formula milk along with cod liver oil and gut flora supplement.
After their energetic playdate, the lion cubs were exhausted and stretched out for a nap. It’s so cute to see these little kitties getting along!