There are no known cases of albino lions, however, leucism (white coat but pigmented eyes and skin) has been seen in lions from the Kruger National park and the Umfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa.
The white lions of Timbavati have become famous through Chris McBride's book.
The White Lions of Timbavati
by Chris McBride published by Paddington Press ISBN 0-448-22677-4
Colat colour in lions can range from light to dark, however there are no known examples of melanistic lions. A lion with black markings on its leg was born at Glasgow Zoo a few years ago.
By leucistic this means dark-eyed albino (not blue or pink eyed true albino. A search for "white lion" would turn up the results (such as the white lions of Timbavati recorded by Chris McBride). Some of the better sites with links to further info are:-
(info and links about the Timbavati lions)
Sarah Hartwell, Moggie Beast Cat Resource Archive
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