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White Lions, A rare breed indeed!


See Them in the African Savanna!



We are very excited to be welcoming the return of white lions to our collection!

Toronto Zoo introduces three new white lions, which will be on exhibit in a variety of combinations, as a permanent addition to our African Savanna family.

Unique to the Timbavati region of South Africa, these rare and beautiful cats have not been seen in the wild in over 15 years. They carry the recessive gene known as a colour inhibitor of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panterha leo krugeri). With lion populations dwindling, they are now classified as a vulnerable species. Come see our new white lions, catch a daily Keeper Talk and help the Zoo bring awareness to the plight of the African lion in the wild!

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