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    • Aphrodite Half blood Tori Nelson

      A rare black lion is like a white lion and a black tiger. except the black lion is the alpha always. but if it does not have yellow eyes its done something to get out of alpha zone, or It was born different. please help the big cats especially black and white!

    • Miranda Manuel

      A rare black lion. My understanding is that almost all large cats have a recessive black, or melanistic, trait. That's why you have black panthers, which are usually melanistic leopards or sometimes melanistic tigers. It is also why there are black jaguars, as opposed to those with spotted coats. The melanistic trait in lions is simply more rare than in other types of large cats. He reminds me of "Scar" off the lion king!

    • Jennifer Zunker

      Extremely rare black lion. So amazingly gorgeous! I luv big cats!!!

    • Kayla Krebs

      A rare black lion, wow is this for real?

    • Natalia Sofia

      rare black lion #handsome animal :)

    • Regina

      Rare Black Lion... gorgeous animal

    • Tana Plescher

      A rare black lion. Beautiful

    • Lou

      A rare Black Lion. Gorgeous!

    • Erica Orlando Vest

      A rare black lion. WOW!

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    In recent weeks, two very stunning black lion photographs have been circulating online. Why they attract such interest is that according to mainstream zoology, black lions simply do not exist. If they did, and were wholly black in colour, they would most probably be melanistic specimens; analogous if not homologous genetically with black panthers (melanistic leopards) and mutant all-black individuals of other felid species.