A pride of rare white lions was released into the South African wilds, in an attempt to re-establish the species in their natural habitat.
This was the second pride released in the last three years. The white lions were fitted with radio tracking devices, used to monitor their hunting behavior and growth. They may look like albinos, but their unusual color is the result of a unique gene. They are seen as the most sacred animals by many tribes, but, because of poaching, only three white lion prides roam free today.
Photos by BARCROFT Media