Overly hairy THOMPSON GAZELLE with hypertrichosis?
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
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