[Ed. – What cost a trophy?]
A rare white lion is set to be auctioned off to be shot by trophy hunters – in spite of a huge worldwide campaign to save him.
The majestic animal, named Mufasa, was confiscated three years ago when he was a cub, along with another baby lion called Soraya.
nimal lovers want to move him to a sanctuary, but authorities in South Africa have instead announced he will be sold at auction.
Because Mufasa is infertile, the only value he would have is to be bought by a hunting company and then shot.
There are said to be less than 300 white lions like Mufasa in the world, with just 13 still living in the wild.