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Nature: The White Lions

This is the story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009, in South Africa's Kruger Park. Growing up on the savanna, they must not only overcome the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs must face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings. In "The White Lions," NATURE tracks the cubs and their mothers as they struggle to survive.

White lion cub Nkani with its zebra kill in South Africa's Kruger Park.

White lion cub Nkani with its zebra kill in South Africa's Kruger Park.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

White lion cub Shinga (right) with its tawny cousin Shikota drinking water.

White lion cub Shinga (right) with its tawny cousin Shikota drinking water.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

White lion cub Shinga (left) with its tawny cousin Shikota.

White lion cub Shinga (left) with its tawny cousin Shikota.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

Close-up shot of white lion cub Nkani.

Close-up shot of white lion cub Nkani.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

White lion cub Shinga at 18 months old.

White lion cub Shinga at 18 months old.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

White lion cub Nkani (right) with its tawny cousin Shikota.

White lion cub Nkani (right) with its tawny cousin Shikota.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

White lion cub Nkani in South Africa's Kruger Park.

White lion cub Nkani in South Africa's Kruger Park.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

White lion cub Shinga in South Africa's Kruger Park.

White lion cub Shinga in South Africa's Kruger Park.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

White lion cub Shinga in South Africa's Kruger Park.

White lion cub Shinga in South Africa's Kruger Park.

Credit: Courtesy of ©Terramater/Photographer Chad Cocking

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