Posted by: Nick Redfern on November 19th, 2012
Dr. Karl Shuker tells us:
“…as very briefly mentioned in C.A.W. Guggisberg’s book Simba: The Life of the Lion (1961) and subsequently recalled in my own book Mystery Cats of the World (1989), what was claimed to be a bona fide green lion was allegedly spied on one occasion by a prospector in the forests of western Uganda. Could it have been an individual covered in greenish slime from a stagnant, alga-choked pool in which it had recently bathed? Possibly, although Guggisberg took a rather more pragmatic view: ‘[It] no doubt emerged from a whisky bottle!’ Whatever the answer, this is not the only green-furred big cat on record from Africa.”
Indeed, Karl tells a fascinating story of other such oddly colored cats…
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