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Last Updated: Thursday April 05 2007 16:09 GMT

In pics: Rare white lion cubs

These two baby white lion cubs were born at West Midland Safari Park in January. [West Midland Safari Park]

These two baby white lion cubs were born at West Midland Safari Park in January.

They've been named Tara and Zara! [West Midland Safari Park]

They've been named Tara and Zara!

The cubs are naturally white and are part of the only pride of white lions in the UK. Here they are with their mum, Natasha. [West Midland Safari Park]

The cubs are naturally white and are part of the only pride of white lions in the UK. Here they are with their mum, Natasha.

White lions are a rare species. There are thought to be only about 130 left in the wild. [West Midland Safari Park]

White lions are a rare species. There are thought to be only about 130 left in the wild. This little one looks like he's going to gobble up a daffodil!

These lions are relatives of the new babies - their mum Natasha is the one on the left at the end of the line. [West Midland Safari Park]

These lions are relatives of the new babies - their mum Natasha is the one on the left at the end of the line.



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