The White Lions of Timbavati
The first White Lions to be discovered was in 1975 on the Timbavati Wild Reserve, South Africa by Chris and Charlotte Mc Bride.
They were also the authors of the book “The White Lions of Timbavati”, and I quote:
“In the extraordinary place, an oasis in a world of disappearing and endangered species, what appears to be a new strain of lions has suddenly emerged. And for once, man, responsible for the destruction of so much wildlife, is in a position to use a whole battery of new and sophisticated techniques to protect and to foster these unique animals – the White Lions of Timbavati.
In this way we would at least be doing everything in our power to ensure that this is not the end, but the beginning of the story of the White Lions of Timbavati.”
PADDINGTON PRESS – LONDON U.K. 1977
“This raises the intriguing possibility that more white cubs may be born, and with man’s help may be enabled to survive. So it looks as if the story of the White Lions of Timbavati is only just beginning.”
This is where Wiets Safari’s is entering into the picture and need the backing of your Chapter and SCI.
Wiets Safaris has exported White Lions to Italy and the UK where a breeding program will be started in 2008.