Male white lion
Male white lion (Panthera leo krugeri) with blueeyes. The white lion is only found in wildlife reserves in South Africa, where it is selectively bred. It is a rare colour mutation of the kruger subspecies and it is not an albino, but a leucistic. Leucism is a condition where pigment reduced in animals. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction of all types of skin or hair pigment, not just melanin. Photographed in the Sanbona Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
© Tony Camacho/Science Photo Library
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris)
Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) snarling in the Bandhavgarh National Park, India. The Bengal tiger is found in India and other parts of the Indian subcontinent. It is an endangered species with estimated numbers of between 2, 000 and 4, 000 individuals. The rising human population in India has led to increasing encounters with wild tigers.
© Louise Murray/Science Photo Library
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), rescued joey eating gum leaf whilst in tree
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), rescued joey eating gum leaf whilst in tree, reaching out arm. Temporarily captive. Return to the Wild rescue centre, Carbalah, Queensland, Australia. April.
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