Vitiligo is a rare and unusual condition in which patches of skin lose their pigment. It is a completely harmless disease that affects humans as well as animals.
Here are some photos of some amazing looking animals that have vitiligo!
Large patches of skin lose pigment.
Hair in these affected areas often become white as well.
The origin of the disease is unknown.
Sometimes, it is due to genetic and environmental factors.
Vitiligo has no known cure, but it is recommended that humans with the condition use sunscreen to protect their skin.
About 1% of the world’s population affected by it.
About 50 million people have it worldwide.
In the US alone, about 2 to 5 million people have vitiligo.
It is less common in animals, but certainly plenty have it.