|(Photo by Gary Whyte)|
A rare stroke of good fortune has taken place at a private zoo in Borysew, Poland. Not one, but three white lion cubs were recently born there.
Head zookeeper Andrzej Pabich reported to The Associated Press that "white lions often have defects that prevent giving birth, or mothers may reject the cubs." However, "2 ½-year-old white lioness Azira" has been lovingly caring for her three cubs ever since they were born. Sahim, the white lion that fathered these cubs, lives "in a neighboring cage."
Wikipedia explains that the coloring of white (and sometimes tawny) lions is due to a recessive trait which is less severe than albinism. Their native land is thought to be the Timbavati region of South Africa.
Whitelionwisdom.com further elaborates on the spiritual dimension of these lions. Such wisdom tells us that the white-lion gene surfaces when "humankind seems to be facing some natural peril which inaugurates a shift in human consciousness."
African Shamans and Egyptian historians have spoken of the White Lion's deep connection with the stars, especially the constellation Leo. "As with the Lion of Judah, the Lions of God bring a message of Christ Consciousness…"
We have only to listen.
Copyright February 6, 2013 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved