Son-in-law to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ahmed Indimi, has posted photos of himself with a white lion on the leash on social media, captioning the post ”my new pet”.
There’s, although no clear indication that Mr. Indimi owns a petting zoo.
According to Wikipedia, the white lion is a rare color mutation of the lion, especially for the Southern African lion.
“White lions in the area of Timbavati are thought to have been indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was in 1938,” Wikipedia says.
Another online portal confirms that there are only about a dozen white lions in existence in the wild today.
“That’s according to the Global White Lion Protection Trust, which was founded by South African conservationist Linda Tucker in 2002 to help protect white lions and reintroduce them into the wild.
“White lions are not albinos,” the portal adds.
Lions with white naturally occur in South Africa and have also been sighted in Greater Timbavati and the southern Kruger Park region. colors
The Global White Lion Protection Trust says white coloration in white lions is similar to blue eyes humans, which is caused by a regressive gene.