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Bald Bear Baffles Vets

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Danny White, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Who's taken my fur coat? Vets baffled by bald bears with mystery condition

    You'd have thought a fur coat would have been the ultimate bear necessity.

    But not for the unfortunate Dolores who 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.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/wor...stery-condition-German-zoo.html#ixzz0VxTRszNa

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    This is what they're supposed to look like:

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  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    it's mange
     
  3. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    I wonder if that's what BrainPaint would look like if he lost all his hair?
     
  4. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    um, he would have to look not ****ed up, to be not ****ed up looking

    but...
     
  5. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Live nude bears!:)
     
  6. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    its a play to drive attendence lol
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I am not amused at the mirth over one of my relative's misfortunes...

    Remember, you mess with the bear, you get the claws... you just may not get the fur...
     
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    You need to go through puberty before you start cutting up on me.:D
     
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    That thing is ****ing gross.
     
  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Beard only!

    Correction, Muttonchops only.
     
  11. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    :lmao:

    Yeah, hair makes all the difference. From kind of cute to downright ugly.
     
  12. ArmyCowboy

    ArmyCowboy New Member

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    That thing looks like a science experiment gone bad.
     
  13. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Looks like elephant skin:eek:
     
  14. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    His buddies must have pranked him with Nair while he was sleeping! :laugh2:
     
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    My mind must be mush. I read the title of the thread several times before I realized it was referencing veterinarians and not veterans. I kept wondering what the heck veterans had to do with bald bears.
     
  16. xWraithx

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    :laugh2:
     
  17. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Kiiiiinda, 'cept......

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  18. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Stop posting Bob's pic, you're scaring me!
     

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