Monthly Archives: November 2009

Bald Bears of Germany

Bald bear

Not everything here at The Paw Blog is cute and cuddly, but we felt this story deserved our attention because hey, bears have paws too.

Pictured above is Dolores, a female “bald bear” gaining notoriety at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany.

She has lost her coat of fur for some unknown reason, though experts believe it could be due to a genetic defect of some kind.

The bears normally have a fluffy dark brown coat and beige mask, as seen below, and it would typically be growing larger through the winter to keep the bear warm.

All the female bears held at the zoo of this variety, from South America, have developed the odd hair loss, which despite being a pain for the bears, is pulling in big numbers of visitors.

Go figure…

Bear