Siegfried Fischbacher

Cincinnati Zoo hosts world's oldest white lions

The gray squirrel's tail darts between the tree's roots. The movements are small, slight.

Just a flick of fur.

But even this subtle movement does not go unnoticed by a top predator. Not by the King of the Jungle.

Not, especially, by this rare, remarkable white lioness who stalks in the green grass, now just steps away from her unsuspecting prey.

The squirrel turns its back. The lion freezes. Locks her gaze.

Then, a 240-pound leap.

The squirrel easily darts behind a trunk in the exhibit. The white lioness turns away, too. That stalk is now a heavy walk. Defeated.

The hunt is done in just seconds, partly because that lion's leap is more...