A first for the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Director Dennis Pate says excitement is building with the birth of a rare white lion cub. The cub is one of three born last week – two males and one female.
Pate says, “We have never had one before. Most zoos have never had one and never will. Some people will see this as a must see because they are so rare.”
Pate says each cub weighed more than four pounds when they were born, about a pound more than average. Their eyes just opened. All three are on display with their mother.
The Henry Doorly Zoo plans to hold a contest to name their three new additions.