White lion cubs unveiled in Serbia

2014-10-22 17:58
Three white lion cubs. (Eduardo Di Baia, AP)

Three white lion cubs. (Eduardo Di Baia, AP)

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Belgrade - Visitors to the Belgrade zoo will meet a pair of three-week-old lion cubs for the first time.

Two white lion cubs at Serbia's Belgrade Zoo are revealed to the public for the first time. Zoo officials kept the pair's birth secret until they were sure the lions were healthy, because in the past several cubs died at an early age.

But volunteer, Nadja Radovic says the animals won't be staying in Belgrade for very long.

''We will probably trade them for some other animals as part of our exchange programme. We already have a list of zoos who want the cubs and in return we'll try to acquire other animals. In the past we gave a few away as gifts, we have good relationships with zoos across the globe.''

White lions are native to South Africa and their colour makes them vulnerable in the wild.

Belgrade Zoo is home to ten of the species

Check out these cute animals below.

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