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16 don't-miss animal photos from July

By: Catie Leary on July 30, 2012, 6:11 p.m.
A white lioness named Princess licks one of her newborn cubs

Photo: Tobias Kleinschmidt/AFP/Getty Images

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Lion mother

A white lioness named Princess licks one of her newborn cubs on July 17 at the Circus Krone in Kempten, Germany.

White lions are not albinos; their coloring is the result of the recessive chinchilla mutation, which is similar to the gene that gives white tigers their unusual color.