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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #105636: White lions and verbs
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    Before going to this prestigious zoo located nearby Metz, I a white lion and its white cubs. It is them. The male on a large platform its mischievous offspring nonchalantly, while the two undisciplined cubs somersaults or were fighting with their mother. Look at the cub on the stage. It is cute, ? the cubs hurt each other ? Certainly not. It is for them because, according to the rules of the very young big cats, they always bite their playmates without by the throat tightly or clawing seriously. However this whiteness me. I the staff in charge of these white lions. The staff who took care of these lions a few explanations. They told us the white lions subspecies of the usual tawny lions nor albinos. They were leucistic. What does leucistic mean ? It is when in the DNA a gene responsible for giving the colour of the animal's hair defective. In such a case, there is a reduced pigment production which pale mane in the future, pale hair and pale tail tip instead of the usual tawny colour. However the pigment in their eyes (hazel, golden or green-grey, blue-grey), in their paw pads (black) and in their lips. Nowadays a large part of the white lions reside in zoos. Some people think that the white lions in the wild. However in 1938 in Timbavati located in South Africa a white lion came into sight in Kruger National Park. In 1979 several white lions and litters of white cubs were observed. In 2003 The Global White Lion Protection Trust the first reintroduction of males and females in the Timbavati region. The pride of white lions successfully and the females gave birth to white cubs in good health. Their next objective to restore the number of white lions and tawny lions in the same proportion.

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