12 Animals You Will Never Recognize Without Their Hair

Whether the animals you see below suffer from alopecia or were purposely bred to be hairless, they're quite peculiar to gaze at and almost unrecognizable without their signature fur coats. via: Can you actually

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    Hairless Kangaroo

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    This tiny creature is Sabrina, a female kangaroo who was abandoned by her mother at the Serengeti-Park in Germany. These animals do not develop hair until they emerge from the mother's pouch. The hairless Sabrina always had to be carried close to a warm body or wrapped up in a blanket to keep her warm.

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    Hairless Bear

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    Dolores the bear is among other female bears that were affected by sudden hair loss at a zoo in Leipzig, Germany.

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    Hairless Rabbit

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    Via: Teddy Tassen

    This cute bunny was born in 2009 and he instantly became an Internet sensation for being bald.

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    Hairless Pinguin

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    Via: Quirky China News

    This bald baby penguin was born without feathers and was rejected by his parents at an aquarium in China's Liaoning Province.

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    Hairless Hedghog

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    Via: Great Marcury

    Meet Betty, the cute bald hedgehog-ette from Foxy Lodge rescue center, UK. She is a healthy and absolutely fine critter apart from being bald, the cause of which is unknown.

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    Hairless Parrot

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    Via: Daily mail

    Oscar was a 35-year-old Moluccan cockatoo female that suffered from a condition affecting birds – Beak and Feather Disease. She would pluck her own feathers because they would irritate her so much.

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    Hairless Raccoon

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    hese mammals sometimes might develop a parasitic infestation (mange or fungal infection) that cause their hair to fall out. This is quite a common phenomenon in wildlife.

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    Hairless Squirrel

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    Via: Daily Mail

    Bald squirrels are not that uncommon; their hair loss is usually related to an illness caused by mites.

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    Hairless Guinea Pig

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    Via: Alina Gerika

    The Skinny Pig is a hairless breed of guinea pig. Judging by their pink skin, there's no need to explain why guinea pigs are called "pigs."

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    Hairless Rats

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    Via: Maxim Loskutov

    Hairless rats are produced by breeding different combinations of genes. On the other hand, hairless lab rats provide researchers with valuable data on compromised immune systems and genetic kidney diseases.

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    Hairless Chimpanzees

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    Via: Flickr

    Chimpanzees, like other monkeys, apes and humans, sometimes suffer from alopecia – an illness that can make them lose hair from all over the body. These poor creatures attract many visitors to zoos.

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    Hairless Wombat

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    Via: Craig Borrow

    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

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