These 15 Animals Look Totally Different Without Their Hair. The Bear Blew My Mind!

1.) Rabbits: This little guy was born in 2009, almost completely hairless.
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Later, he grew a normal amount of fur… but got a little less adorable.
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2.) Spectacled Bears: Dolores the spectacled bear, and her female companions at a zoo in Germany, all lost their hair.
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It’s thought to be a genetic condition. A frightening, genetic condition.
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3.) Hedgehogs: Betty the hedgehog is completely bald, but folks at Foxy Lodge rescue center aren’t entirely sure why.
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She’s still cute as can be, though.
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4.) Parrots: Oscar the 35 year-old Moluccan parrot had Beak and Feather disease.
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The condition forced her to pick out her own feathers because they irritated her.
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5.) Raccoons: This raccoon was spotted losing its hair, most likely due to mange (which is fairly common in wildlife).
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6.) Squirrels: Don’t mistake these bald squirrels for chipmunks or rats!
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Many squirrels can lose their hair due to a mite infestation.
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7.) Guinea Pigs: Although this little guy looks like a hippo, he is actually a guinea pig.
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Hairless guinea pig breeds are known as “skinny pigs” and can be purchased from breeders. ADORABLE.
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8.) Penguins: This bald penguin was rejected by its mother for not having a fluffy coat at a Chinese aquarium.
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Zookeepers were able to give him proper nutrition so that he could grow his downy feathers and be introduced to his family.
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9.) Rats: Hairless rats can be bred by combining certain genetic traits.
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Scientists use hairless rats to study compromised immune systems and kidney disease.
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They can also be kept as pets.
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10.) Chimpanzees: Chimps can suffer from alopecia, an illness that results in hair loss. This disease also affects humans.
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11.) Dogs: There are quite a few breeds of dogs that don’t have hair, like this Peruvian Hairless.
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Typically, the dogs are safe for allergy sufferers.
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12.) Wombats: Karmann the wombat was an orphan. Typically, wombats stay in their mother’s pouch until they are 7 months-old.
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As he grows, he will gain normal wombat fur and coloration.
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13.) Baboons: This hairless baboon was spotted in the wild, but it’s thought that the cause of her hairlessness was alopecia.
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14.) Kangaroos: Sabrina the baby kangaroo was abandoned by her mother. In the wild, kangaroos stay in their mother’s pouch until they are old enough (and furry enough) to come out.
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15.) Hamsters: Hairless Syrian hamsters are the result of a specific gene.
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