Here, they are protected from the canned hunting industry. Their successful survival has proven that their coloring in no way hinders their ability to live in their intended environment.
With help from donors, Tucker’s organization, the Global White Lion Protection Trust (WLT), purchased 5,000 acres of Timbavati land where three small prides — or families — of white lions live. According to the WLT, only 13 are left in the wild.
Here is an African proverb: ‘If you kill a white lion, you kill the world.’ Now, there may be a few hundred of these rare creatures in captivity, but only 13 living wild in their natural habitat. The world needs more people like Linda Tucker.