The Taxonomy of a White
By: Lorenzo Lopez
What is Taxonomy
Taxonomy is the study of classifying organisms. There are 7 levels of taxonomy, each more specific than the last. These levels are called Taxon and they include Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species.
Each organism is named using a 2-part naming system: the genus and the species.
Taxonomy of a Lion
Taxonomic Levels of a White Lion:
Kingdom: Animalia- These organisms are multicellular and eukaryotic. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move around on their own. These organisms must eat other organisms for survival, making them heterotrophic.
Phylum: Chordata- Organism in the phylum have a spinal cord and vertbrate at some point during their life.
Class: Mammalia- Any vertebrate of the class mammalia, hacing the body more or less covered with hair, nourishing the young with milf from the mammary glands, and, with the exception of the egg-laying monotremes, giving birth to live young.
Order: Carnivora- Structure to feed upon flesh, though some of them, as the bears, also eat vegetable food. The teeth are large and sharp, suitable, suitable for cutting flesh, and jaws powerful.
Family: Felidae- A natural family of lithe-bodied round-headed fissiped mammals, including the cats; wildcats lions; leopards; cheetahs; and saber-toothed tigers.
Genus: Panthera- The genus of large felines including lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; and saber-toothed tigers.
Species: P. Leo- The lion is one of the five big cats in the genus panthera and a member of the family felidae.
Where is the White Lion
The life of a Lion
White lion are kept captive in Kruger park in South Africa.
Size:Head and body, 4.5 to 6.5 ft (1.4 to 2 m); Tail, 26.25 to 39.5 in (67 to 100 cm)
Weight:265 to 420 lbs (120 to 191 kg)
White lion are not albinos. They are white because of their chinchilla mutation, a recessive gene. The while lion has a distinct disadvantage because they are highly visible and can be seen by their prey and by attractive target for hunters. Only seven white lions are alive and they are captive in zoos. Four white cups and 2 males and females.