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Shishangaan Male Lions

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Casper
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(11-10-2021, 07:24 PM)Brahimlegend Wrote: The Beast of the Young Shishangaans!
Credits in order: Fanie Fourie, Manuel Moreno, Cynthiaclicks, Storm Photography, Inus Du Preez.

Now that is an impressive looking male! The bloodied picture is especially striking.
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One of the four Shishangaan young males #3 'Mohawk' 
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The four Shishangaan young males resting under a tree at Sweni. From right to left: Casper #3 (in the back of Casper) #3 'Mohawk. To the left of Casper #4 and in the back of #4 the biggest of the four #2.
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Casper the white lion of the Kruger National Park a few years ago. What a beautiful cat!
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Can someone elaborate and provide us with the circumstances of how the White Gene migrated outside of Timbavati and a Pride from Satara had a white lion please?   Do we have the linkages?   I’m very curious.
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(11-12-2021, 12:55 AM)criollo2mil Wrote: Can someone elaborate and provide us with the circumstances of how the White Gene migrated outside of Timbavati and a Pride from Satara had a white lion please?   Do we have the linkages?   I’m very curious.

White genes where not only in Timbavati, in the 90's there was adult white male lion around Tshokwane.
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(11-12-2021, 12:55 AM)criollo2mil Wrote: Can someone elaborate and provide us with the circumstances of how the White Gene migrated outside of Timbavati and a Pride from Satara had a white lion please?   Do we have the linkages?   I’m very curious.

Despite Timbavati is known for their white lions. In the Kruger National Park could be a lot of unknown prides who carry the white gene. For example, one of the two Sandringham females. One of the females was 100% pure white. I remember have saw a image of a white lion in Kruber Tablets. So, Definitely, there could be many prides with this gene.
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( This post was last modified: 11-12-2021, 06:47 PM by Mdz123 )

(11-12-2021, 08:47 AM)Timbavati Wrote:
(11-12-2021, 12:55 AM)criollo2mil Wrote: Can someone elaborate and provide us with the circumstances of how the White Gene migrated outside of Timbavati and a Pride from Satara had a white lion please?   Do we have the linkages?   I’m very curious.

Despite Timbavati is known for their white lions. In the Kruger National Park could be a lot of unknown prides who carry the white gene. For example, one of the two Sandringham females. One of the females was 100% pure white. I remember have saw a image of a white lion in Kruber Tablets. So, Definitely, there could be many prides with this gene.

Right now the only way we get pure white lions is if Casper mates with the white Birmingham female. But they are very far apart…

And lets not forget that Casper were sired by the Old Shishangaan males and came from Shishangaan pride, both prides had no white genes (as far as im aware), so white lions can come out of scratch in the wild.
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(11-12-2021, 06:45 PM)Mdz123 Wrote:
(11-12-2021, 08:47 AM)Timbavati Wrote:
(11-12-2021, 12:55 AM)criollo2mil Wrote: Can someone elaborate and provide us with the circumstances of how the White Gene migrated outside of Timbavati and a Pride from Satara had a white lion please?   Do we have the linkages?   I’m very curious.

Despite Timbavati is known for their white lions. In the Kruger National Park could be a lot of unknown prides who carry the white gene. For example, one of the two Sandringham females. One of the females was 100% pure white. I remember have saw a image of a white lion in Kruber Tablets. So, Definitely, there could be many prides with this gene.

Right now the only way we get pure white lions is if Casper mates with the white Birmingham female. But they are very far apart…

And lets not forget that Casper were sired by the Old Shishangaan males and came from Shishangaan pride, both prides had no white genes (as far as im aware), so white lions can come out of scratch in the wild.



Casper doesn't have to mate with a white lionesses to have white cubs.  He could mate with a tawny lioness that carries the white gene.  They would then have a 50% chance of having white cubs.
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Casper #1
1/4 Shishangaan males in January 2019 and November 2021
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One of the four Shishangaan males #3 'Mohawk' in KNP
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The Singita Lebombo Monthly Report for July 2014, profiling the first sightings of the Miracle White Lion Cub who is today known as Casper (#1) of the Shishangaan coalition.   

Extract:   

‘As white as snow Article and photos by Nick du Plessis
On the 11th of July we had a sighting, that when it came over the radio, you could hardly believe your ears! Clement had found and called in members of the Shishangaan pride with cubs, but one of the cubs was just a little different. He is snow white!
This happens due to a recessive gene that is carried by both parents. This may also give us a clue as to where the coalition of five males who took control of the Shishangaan pride late last year may have come from. The general perception is that the Timbavati section to the west of us and southern parts of the park is where this gene is most prevalent’


Please see attached report to read more

https://singita.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Singita-Kruger-National-Park-Wildlife-Report-July-2014.pdf

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(11-13-2021, 07:16 PM)criollo2mil Wrote: The Singita Lebombo Monthly Report for July 2014, profiling the first sightings of the Miracle White Lion Cub who is today known as Casper (#1) of the Shishangaan coalition.   

Extract:   

‘As white as snow Article and photos by Nick du Plessis
On the 11th of July we had a sighting, that when it came over the radio, you could hardly believe your ears! Clement had found and called in members of the Shishangaan pride with cubs, but one of the cubs was just a little different. He is snow white!
This happens due to a recessive gene that is carried by both parents. This may also give us a clue as to where the coalition of five males who took control of the Shishangaan pride late last year may have come from. The general perception is that the Timbavati section to the west of us and southern parts of the park is where this gene is most prevalent’


Please see attached report to read more

https://singita.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Singita-Kruger-National-Park-Wildlife-Report-July-2014.pdf

Great information @criollo2mil , Thank you for sharing my friend
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If i remember correctly, there was another white lion cub born in Shishangaan pride in 2015, but didn't make it.
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