Gorgeous photos of big cats and cubs, plus a few of the domestic cat, from around the world.Â
From The Boston Globe.
This includes photos of rare white lions in a Netherlands Zoo, but native only to South Africa. Also includes a Sphinx Cat, a European wild cat,Â White tiger, Bengal and Siberian Tigers, Clouded Leopard Cub, a newborn black Leopard cub.
Lots of baby kitties. BIG kitty babies.
Best viewed full-screen.
This kitty is gorgeous.
This is a white lion from Wikipedia in a Bratislava Zoo. The white lion lives only in South Africa. There are some photos of young white lions in The Boston Globe photo series.
White Lions contain a recessive gene similar to the recessive gene of white tigers. White lion mane and coat color ranges from nearly white to light or dark blond. Neither white lions nor white tigers have albinism, which causes red eyes. The mutation for the white lions and white tigers, causes the DNA to deposit itself closeÂ to the follicle, which gives the white lion its paler color than other lions. White lions have gold or hazel eyes.
In The Boston Globe photos, you will see tiger or lion cubs with blue eyes. This is normal for big cats, just as it is normal for the domestic newborn kitten and for many human infants, but not all babies and not all Caucasian babies. Eye color of the domestic cat and the large cat changes within a few weeks.