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Las Vegas: Three white lion cubs take up residence at the Mirage
Las Vegas: Three white lion cubs take up residence at the Mirage

Three white lion cubs are the newest residents of Siegfried & Roy’s open-air wildlife habitat on the Strip. The brothers, named Freedom, Madiba (in honor of Nelson Mandela’s tribal name) and Timba-Masai, were born April 14 near Johannesburg, South Africa. The trio, which made its public debut Friday, will be raised at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage. The legendary magicians regularly used big cats in their performances and are well-known for their wildlife conservation efforts, which include saving the white lions. The cubs' snow-white fur coats are the result of a decrease in pigmentation, inherited from the recessive...

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