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Overly hairy THOMPSON GAZELLE with hypertrichosis?Eudorcas thomsonii ©Paolo Torchio
This hairy, terrier-like animal has been causing a stir among animal  experts who are baffled over its appearance. It is the first time it has  been captured on camera and the strange bearded creature is believed to  be a gazelle. Experts have identified it as a Thomson’s gazelle, but  are baffled as to what has made it so hairy. One theory is it is  suffering from ‘werewolf syndrome’, or hypertrichosis, a condition that  affects humans and animals and is a genetic fault that causes excess  hair all over the body. The photos were taken in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya by  veteran wildlife photographer Paolo Torchio from Italy
Fact Source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/8040856/Pictures-of-the-day-4-October-2010.html
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Overly hairy THOMPSON GAZELLE with hypertrichosis?
Eudorcas thomsonii
©Paolo Torchio

This hairy, terrier-like animal has been causing a stir among animal experts who are baffled over its appearance. It is the first time it has been captured on camera and the strange bearded creature is believed to be a gazelle. Experts have identified it as a Thomson’s gazelle, but are baffled as to what has made it so hairy. One theory is it is suffering from ‘werewolf syndrome’, or hypertrichosis, a condition that affects humans and animals and is a genetic fault that causes excess hair all over the body. The photos were taken in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya by veteran wildlife photographer Paolo Torchio from Italy

Fact Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/picturesoftheday/8040856/Pictures-of-the-day-4-October-2010.html

Other photos you may like:

Budgie with Feather Duster Syndrome

Cheetahs and Thompson’s Gazelle

Chinkara

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