Ouch! What did you do that for? The playful white lions relieved to be out of quarantine after ten weeks
He’s the colour of snow… and just as nippy.
But the bite this male giving his fellow white lion a bite, causing her to yelp, is only playful.
Nippy: A female lwhite ion yelps as mischievous male, Credo, bites her at Ouwehands Zoo in The Netherlands
Mane event: The four lions, which cannot survive in the wild, are on public view for the first time
They are among four big cats who have just been released from quarantine after travelling to Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, Holland, from the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa.
The male, Credo, is seven months old and the females, Ilanga, Bhandura and Luna, are aged ten months.
Yesterday was their first appearance in public at the zoo, which is specialised in the care of endangered species.
Hiding: The three young females hide as Credo stalks his enclosure looking to pounce with aim of playing
Gotcha! But Credo is pounced on before he has a chance to move
Trio: The women of the pride like to hang around together and a wary of male Credo
What’s that? The lions look bemused by the viewing public
White lions cannot survive in the wild because their colour stands out, not making for very good camouflage.
The animals, which usually live for around 29 years, can weigh up to 31 stone (434lb).