ICYMI: Baby white lion debuts at Belgrade Zoo

BY Mori Rothman  October 5, 2013 at 3:40 PM EDT

In case you missed it: Zookeepers caring for the rare white lion cub born in Belgrade, Serbia on Sept. 27 introduced her to the press this week.

The white lion is one of the most endangered animals in Africa- an estimated 500 white lions are left in the world, almost all living in captivity. White lions are not albino lions- instead, their pigment comes from a genetic mutation.

Need more white lion cubs in your Saturday? Watch the story of two white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood from Nature on PBS: