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The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Welcomes an Adorable African Lion Cub

One look at that face and you will be melting into a puddle where you stand. How could something so cute and fluffy become so fearsome beast. But for now we can bask in its cuteness and enjoy that it will take a little while before that face turns fierce. And it is definitely time to try to break the stigma that they are vicious beasts. Lions can be huge goofballs too, just ask these clowns.

cute lion cub rolling on its back
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So not only are they adorable lion cubs, but they are also extremely rare. White lions are a genetic variety that is so rare, and so contentious, that it is illegal to breed them, for fear of passing down major genetic defects that have been seen in previous attempts. White lions are also even rarer to see as adults. Of a group of 19 that were bred in Italy, only 1 survived past the first month, and it had severe mental and physical maladies. So we will hope these cubs may buck the trend, because despite their beauty, their background is a bit sadder. If you are interested in even more fascinating lion facts, this will definitely give you your fill for the day.