What if all animals are hairless? Can you imagine what they would look like? Animals without fur (for whatever reason) might look like aliens and can be barely unrecognizable. Take a look at these 16 bald animals, and it’s for you to decide whether they still look cute or terrifying. One thing is for sure you wouldn’t want to see a grotesque hairless bear!

1. Bear

bear 1Dolores the spectacled bear along with her female species were affected by sudden hair loss at a zoo in Leipzig, Germany

bear 2Experts believe this was caused by a genetic condition, though the animals do not seem to be suffering from any other afflictions. – Daily Mail

2. Rabbit

rabbit 1This bunny was born in 2009, almost completely hairless and became an Internet sensation for being bald.

rabbit 2He fortunately grew his furs after three months  and became a normal cute bunny. – teddytassen.se

3. Hamster

Hamster 1Hairless Syrian hamsters are the result of genetic disorder. This kind of pups are only born to parents with the hairless gene, so they aren’t supposed to breed. – The Thicket Rabbitry

4. Chimpanzee

ChimpanzeeLike some humans and other monkeys, Chimps can also suffer from alopecia – an illness that results in hair loss from all over the body.  Having the said disorder these poor creatures manage to attract many visitors. – RedEyedRex

5. Baboon

Baboon 1Spotted in the wild, the cause of baldness of this female baboon is unknown but it’s thought that alopecia is the reason behind her hairlessness. – Daily Mail

6. Dog

Dog 1This is Peruvian – a few breeds of dogs that are hairless. The good thing about these kind of dogs? They are safe for those who suffer allergies, perfect for sensitive people due to their lack of hair. – sweet mustache

Dog 2Meet Machu Picchu the 4-months-old puppy who was offered to as a pet to President Barack Obama as He promised his daughters a new pet for the White House. – Karel Navarro

 7. Guinea Pig

Guinea Pig 1Hairless guinea pig breeds are known as “skinny pigs” looks like a Hippo though. – Alina Gerika

Guinea Pig 2Now i know why guinea pigs are called “pigs.” –  margaretshairlesspigs

8. Hedgehog

hedgehog 1This is Betty, a cute bald hedgehog from Foxy Lodge rescue center, UK.

hedgehog 2The cause of her baldness is unknown but she is healthy and absolutely fine. –  greatyarmouthmercury

9.Kangaroo

Kangaroo 1This baby kangaroo is Sabrina, who was abandoned by her mother at the Serengeti-Park in Germany.  Kangaroos stay in their mother’s pouch until they are old enough (and furry enough) to come out.

Kangaroo 2Sabrina always had to be carried close to a warm body or wrapped up in a blanket to keep her warm. – Daily Mail

10. Parrot

parrot 1Meet Oscar a 35-year-old Moluccan female parrot that suffered from Beak and Feather Disease.

parrot 2The condition forced her to pick out her own feathers because they irritated her. – Daily Mail

11. Chickens

chicken 1This bare-skinned bird is the world’s first featherless chicken that was created by an Israeli geneticist, Avigdor Cahanerat at the genetics faculty at the Rehovot Agronomy Institute, Israel in 2002.

chicken 2This naked bird was originally created from a broiler (which are the big, meaty ones) with a species that has a featherless neck. – wereblog

12. Penguin

Penguin 1At an aquarium in Liaoning Province, China, a bald baby penguin was born without feathers and was rejected by his parents.

Penguin 2Difficulties in digesting food and absorbing nutrition results to the penguin’s baldness and weak condition. Luckily zookeepers were able to give him proper nutrition so that he could grow his downy feathers and be introduced to his family. – Daily Mail

13. Raccoon

raccoon 1Due to a parasitic infestation (mange or fungal infection)  this raccoon losses its hair.

raccoon 2That phenomenon is fairly common in wildlife. – broccoli

14. Rats

Rat 1Hairless rats are produced by breeding different combinations of genes

Rat 2Scientists use hairless rats to study compromised immune systems and kidney disease. – Maxim Loskutov

Rat 3On the other hand, they can also be kept as pets. – CSBeck

15. Squirrel

squirrel 2Don’t be confused it might look like a rat but it is a bald squirrel.

squirrel 1Bald squirrels are not that uncommon; they can lose their hair due to a mite infestation.

16. Wombat

Wombat 1This is Karmann – an orphaned baby wombat from Australia. She is being cared for at a wildlife shelter in Melbourne.

Wombat 2 Wombats are supposed to stay in their mother’s pouch until they are seven months old. However, poor Karmann was rescued from the pouch of her dying mother at 3 months old, so she is hairless. – Daily Mail

Hair loss from the head or body is technically called Alopecia. It can have many different causes, such as natural processes (seasonality or aging), biological dysfunctions (vitamin or mineral imbalance), genetic mutations, diseases or parasitic infestations.

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