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Bald Ambition: 10 Hairless Animals That Will Make You Cringe

Vincent Schilling
7/22/14

ICTMN often covers the bald eagle as a true symbol of Native culture. But what about other bald animals? And no, we don’t mean different-colored hair or feathers similar to the bald eagle’s white head and brown body. We mean literally hairless, or, in one case, featherless.

This being the official Silly Season, we here at ICTMN have gotten a bit punchy. We came across a few of these animals and compiled a list of bald wonders that look strange without their beastly locks. See if you can guess what these 10 animals are, sans hair.

Dolores: Not Hairy but Scary

This strange animal, which looks almost like a cross between a gargoyle and a dog-faced cat, is named Dolores. This animal that resides at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany has been throwing experts and doctors for a loop as to why she’s losing hair. Give Up? Dolores is a bear.

Dolores the bear has been confounding zookeepers in Germany with her hair loss. (Photo: Picture Alliance/DPA/Photoshot)

Little Guy With a Big White Beard

Whoa! This little pink wonder with froglike legs, white whiskers and a Freud-style goatee became an Internet star in 2009 when it was born bald. The ears might have given it away, but in case you are still wondering, this is Alice in Wonderland’s friend, the rabbit. 

Peter Cotton-less Tail—for sure you don't want to meet this guy hopping down the bunny trail at Eastertime.... (Photo via Boredpanda.com)

Watch Out! Bald Oscar Looks Tough!

He glares at the photographer as if to say, "Whatchu lookin’ at?" This bird with one swooping feather on his head looks like an evil Pokémon character. With the wings poking back into a frightening finger-like appendage, can you guess what this is? Oscar is a Moluccan parrot/cockatoo that suffers from beacon feather, a malady in which a bird’s feathers are irritated, causing the bird to pluck them. 

Anyone tough enough to pluck his own feathers, well you wanna stay on his good side. (Photo: Daily Mail via Viralnova.com)

Good Luck Guessing This One

Even with distinct black markings on its eyes and paws, we’ll bet that few people will be able to guess the name of this poor little animal suffering from some sort of mange or fungal infection. Perhaps if you were to catch it washing its hands before a meal you might recognize this little one as a raccoon.

The term "raccoon eyes" takes on a whole new meaning with this hairless guy. (Photo via Distractify.com)

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