Hair loss is a problem that affects more than just humans. It can cause harm to animals as well. It could be caused by either disease or old age. Hairless Animals have become an internet sensation recently. It was an awkward experience to see some animals without hair or in other ways that were different from their usual appearance.
Some animals don’t have hair at all, or their hair is so scant that it is invisible to a casual observer. Natural selection, a skin disease, or even selective breeding to produce bald animals for domestication could all be to blame. Animals with unusual appearances have always caught people’s interest and frequently become trends.
These attributes always come at a tremendous cost in terms of discomfort and health problems, whether it be a lack of hair, a smushed nose, or pitifully small legs. Unfortunately, breeders have always benefited financially from breeding for such extremes at the expense of the animals’ suffering.
#1 Hairless Bear
This is Dolores. She just has a few tufts of hair remaining on her head after losing all of her body hair. She lives at a zoo in Leipzig, Germany.
Dolores is not the only one, either. All of the zoo’s female bears have been afflicted by the unexpected hair loss.
Despite the fact that the animals do not appear to be afflicted by any other conditions, some experts think it may be the result of a genetic defect.
(Source: Daily Mail)
#2 Hairless Rabbit
This hairless bunny was born without hair, and because of this abnormal condition, it became an internet sensation in one night.
#3 Hairless parrot
Say hi to Oscar, who only owns four plumes of feathers and seems unaware of her nearly total baldness. Oscars illness had weakened her immune system. She also pulls out her own feathers because she finds them so irritating. She is bald because of this. (Source: Daily Mail)
#4 Hairless Squirrel
Meet Smothie, the bold squirrel who lost all his hair except for the limited hair on his tail. Bald squirrels are quite uncommon, but the reason for the hair loss is typically that the animal has mange, a condition brought on by mites. This poor thing was found in Amersham, and vets at St. Tiggywinkle’s Wildlife Hospital are trying to figure out how and why. (Source: Daily Mail)
#5 Hairless Guinea Pig
These are different types of Guinea pigs called “skinny pigs,” which are hairless. There is no need to explain why guinea pigs are called “pigs” based on their pink bodies.
(Image credits: margaretshairlesspigs.webs.com)
#6 Hairless Hedgehog
The adorable hedgehog-ette from the UK’s Foxy Lodge rescue facility is named Betty. She is a healthy and wonderful creature, with the exception of her baldness, which has an unknown reason. (Source: greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk)
#7 Hairless Raccoon
The hairless raccoon resembles a cross between a dog/pig/bear and a raccoon or panda. These mammals occasionally have hair loss as a result of parasitic infestations (such as mange or a fungal infection).(Image credits: Imgur)
$8 Hairless Penguin
The likelihood of his survival seemed remote when he was born without feathers and abandoned by his parents. The five-day-old has been reunited with his family owing to the efforts of keepers at an aquarium in China’s Liaoning Province. (Source: Daily Mail)
#9 Hairless Chimpanzee
Like other monkeys, apes, and humans, chimpanzees occasionally experience alopecia, a condition that can cause them to lose hair all over their bodies. Numerous visitors come to zoos to see these poor animals. (Image Source: Roaring Earth)
#10 Hairless Rat
The breeding of various gene combinations leads to the generation of hairless rats. On the other hand, animals without fur offer important information to researchers about immune system weaknesses and genetic kidney problems.
#11 Hairless Dog
Meet the Peruvian hairless dogs. Machu Picchu is a 4-month-old puppy who approached President Barack Obama. Because one of his daughters is allergic to most dog breeds, he promised his daughters a new pet for the White House, but the dog would have to be hypoallergenic. Due to their lack of hair, Peruvian hairless dogs are said to be ideal for sensitive individuals.
#12 Hairless Wombat
This is “karmann”: The driver saved the defenseless infant from her dying mother’s pouch after she had been run over in East Gippsland, Australia, in early March. The Warrandyte Wildlife Shelter in Melbourne is going to be where this poor thing is cared for in the ICU. (Source: Daily Mail)
#13 Hairless Baboon
This baboon’s long face is reasonable considering that it is completely bald and that she is by himself. The four-foot-tall, hairless female was discovered by a British housewife in Zimbabwe when she was exploring the African jungle. This poor animal seems to have no friends, even though she should be out hunting for food with her friendly group of baboons. (Source: Daily Mail)
#14 Hairless Kangaroo
Meet Sabrina, the bold kangaroo who was abandoned by her mother kangaroo at the Serengeti-Park, Hodenhagen, in Germany. One explanation holds that Sabrina was abandoned soon after due to stress brought on by “Urmel” (Kangaroo Mother) escaping the zoo soon after giving birth and rejecting her child when she went back to her enclosure.
#15 Hairless Wild-Pig
These animals “Babirusa Pigs” lose their hair much later than their aquatic counterparts. Despite this, it appears that the causes are generally the same. Instead, it seems that they evolved additional layers of fat to better protect them from heat, and they also roll in mud to help regulate their body temperature, much like other pigs.