Photos Of Animals Who Have Rare Skin Condition That Leaves Them With Unusually Beautiful Markings

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!

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Large patches of skin lose pigment.

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Hair in these affected areas often become white as well.

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The origin of the disease is unknown.

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Sometimes, it is due to genetic and environmental factors.

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Vitiligo has no known cure, but it is recommended that humans with the condition use sunscreen to protect their skin. 

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About 1% of the world’s population affected by it.

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About 50 million people have it worldwide.

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In the US alone, about 2 to 5 million people have vitiligo.

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It is less common in animals, but certainly plenty have it.

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