We humans expect a certain amount of hair loss as we age, especially men who are prone to becoming partially or completely bald as they grow older. Other animals don’t share this unfortunate human trait, so it’s quite rare to see mammals or birds without their distinctive fur or feathers.

While a handful of animals are naturally bald (like the sphynx cat, the naked mole rat, and a few others), other animals can become unusually hairless due to genetic or autoimmune disorders (like Alopecia), or other factors such as stress.

Can you recognize these unusually hairless animals?

1. Penguin. So cute!
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2. Echidna.
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3. Chimpanzee.
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4. Raccoon…
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Here’s another raccoon, this one still has a little fuzz.
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5. Horse.
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6. Guinea pig.
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7. A spectacled bear.
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8. Black bear.
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9. Chicken.
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10. Fox.
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11. Ferret.
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12. Deer.
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13. Hedgehog!
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14. A little bald monkey.
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15. This bald baboon is going to give me nightmares.
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A cuter-looking bald baboon.
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16. Rat.
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17. Ostrich.
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18. Parrot.
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19. Rabbit.
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20. Squirrel.
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21. Kangaroo.
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These animals need to cover themselves up or they could catch a cold. 

Share these bizarre-looking hairless animals with your friends!