UBIC FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines—Zoobic Safari welcomes one of the rarest animal species in the world, the first white lion cubs born in the Philippines.

With an estimated total population of only 300 all over the world,  two female born white lion cubs was added to this little number here in our country last May 18. The cubs were from the pair of white lions that were donated to Zoobic Safari by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and ruler of Dubai.

White lions are extremely rare and have not been seen in the wild in more than 15 years. They are not albino; their white coloration is the result of a recessive gene known as a color inhibitor specific to their native region.

In line with Zoobic Safari’s conservation and animal care program, the two white lions will be exhibited at the zoo to educate further its guests regarding the importance of conservation as a key to survival of the many species.

Zoobic Safari is a 25 hectare land that showcases different kinds of animals such as reptiles, birds, and mammals. Located inside Subic Freeport Zone, Zoobic Safari is just one of the many exciting theme parks of Zoomanity Group which includes: Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark Pampanga, Residence Inn Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Z-planet inside Star City, and Zoocolate Thrills in Loboc Bohol.

source: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net