CHEETAH - with four 6 week-old cubs
RS-167 CHEETAH - with four 6 week-old cubs endangered species. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Acinonyx jubatus Robyn Stewart Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way.
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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.
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King cheetah coat
King cheetah coat. The king cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) has a different coat pattern to most other cheetahs, despite being of the same species. The blotched and stripy pattern is thought to be the result of a recessive mutation. When two cheetahs carrying the recessive allele mate, the king cheetah coat pattern may result. They have only been seen in the wild in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. The cheetah is the fastest land mammal, reaching speeds of over 110 kilometres per hour when hunting prey.
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