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Endangered Animals: Databases

Letsatsi, White Lion

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White Lion, Conservation status: Vulnerable

Letsatsi is a White Lion from The Lion Park in South Africa.  White Lions are Transvaal Lions, also knowns as Southeast African Lions, with a recessive gene that makes their fur light-colored.

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Aluka: Building a Digital Library of Scholarly Resources From and About Africa  Fully-integrated web site that provides full text online access to a variety of resources and data related to Africa derived from major repositories and contributors around the world. Aluka is composed of three collections resulting from long-term collaborations with academic institutions, libraries, and research communities: African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes, African Plants, and Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa.

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