This lion has been crowned a prince after nature lovers were blown away by his incredible mane.
Six-year-old white lion Moya was spotted at South Africa’s Glen Garriff Conservation lion sanctuary.
This majestic beast is not only beautiful but extremely rare. With only 35,000 wild lions in the world today, white lions are even more rare.
Many hunters see them as trophies and some South African hunting ranches are raising them for captive “canned hunts.”
Thankfully Moya is not one of these and will live out the rest of her life in peace alongside the other 76 lions in the sanctuary’s care.
British photographer Simon Needham, took these stunning images of Moya and shared them to help raise awareness of the animals’ plight.
“Moya’s stunning coat blew me away the first time I saw it,” he said as per The Sun newspaper.
It’s so sad that such a beautiful creature is hunted for no good reason other than to become a trophy for any hunter at the right price.
One day we’re not going to have these beautiful creatures to enjoy if we don’t respect our wildlife and understand these animals are not ours for the taking.
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