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This article was published on November 6, 2009

    Bald bears baffle vets with mystery condition

    Bald bears baffle vets with mystery condition
    Zee
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    Zee

    Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

    Unfortunate Dolores has lost all her body hair and has just been left with a few tufts around her head.
    Vets have been left baffled by the condition of the bespectacled bear, who lives at a zoo in Leipzig.
    And Dolores isn’t the only one. The sudden hair loss has affected all female bears at the zoo.

    Some experts believe it could be due to a genetic defect though the animals do not seem to be suffering from any other affliction.

    The bears, which originate from South America, normally have fluffy dark brown fur and would now be growing a thicker fur coat to keep warm during the winter.

    But instead they have developed nasty rashes and inflammations on their skin.

    With more photos.