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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by CDavies98, 6 Feb 2019.

  1. CDavies98

    CDavies98 Well-Known Member

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    Although the current exhibit is poor, wouldn’t PWP be better off concentrating on African or Asian lion? I thought the keeping of white lion was frowned upon in zoo circles, certainly with regards breeding them.
     
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    I don't believe they breed them anymore, and they are an old pride left over from times when it was more acceptable so I would assume they'll replace them with Asiatic or African once they pass on.
     
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    Several Zoochatters have said that zoos have to keep ABC animals in order to pay for more obscure species. As captive big cats, such as lions, are unlikely to be bred as part of a reintroduction programme, does it really matter what is kept? If more people visit Paradise Wildlife Park to see white lions, rather than Asiatic or African lions, isn't that a good thing? There are many African and Asiatic lions in other zoos.
     
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    Big Cat Sanctuary have around 12 White Lions though, of which there is a young Male (around 3), there are also around 7 young females. They aren't breeding the Male as he is related to all the others and the enclosure with most of the lioness' has a Tawny male in there but given at least 7/8 of these cats are under 4, I would imagine when the older pride passes on at Paradise, they will simply move over the younger pride. I would imagine it would be some time before White Lion is phased out at Paradise.
     
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    Whats the current situation with White lion at West Mids?
     
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    Getting wet, it's raining.
     
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    As far as im aware no zoos in the UK can breed white lions anymore so I assume they will be phased out in the future however the white lions at paradise arent particularly old so it will be some time before this happens.