FANS of West Midland Safari Park have paid tribute to the "stunning and majestic" white lion Rolo who has died.

The Bewdley attraction announced the passing of its "iconic" lion on Thursday (January 12).

In a statement on Facebook, West Midland Safari Park said: "He had recently celebrated his 20th birthday, which is a grand old age for any lion.

"Although he had slowed down in his later years, he was still a magnificent presence within the pride and was respected by all his females. 

"He was loved by the Keepers, some of who had worked with him for many years, and he would greet them every morning. We will miss seeing him and hearing his roar across the park".

Kidderminster Shuttle: The white lion on a snowy dayThe white lion on a snowy day (Image: West Midland Safari Park)

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The park encouraged those who took photos of Rolo over the years to share them on its Facebook page.

Remembering the popular lion on Facebook, Clare Shelton said: "What a sad loss, such a stunning and majestic lion"

Anne Bate said: "Rolo was such a special lion and we looked forward to seeing him every time we visited the park and hearing his magnificent roar".

Beth Pearce said: "This is so sad. Had the privilege to meet Rolo when doing work experience and he was a beautiful, if somewhat cheeky soul at times. He will very much be missed".