Animals With Rare Unique Markings!
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Animals With Rare Unique Markings!

October 23, 2019

From purple polar bears to striped wild rabbits,
here are 10 animals with unbelievable fur markings! 10. Rottweiler With Vitiligo Usually if you see a rottweiler you’re worried
it’s going to bite your head off. Unless you are familiar with them or see these
markings. Here’s something you don’t see everyday…
a rottweiler that makes you go “awww”! If you’ve never seen a dog with vitiligo
before that’s not surprising. The condition only affects 1 out of a hundred
puppies. Vitiligo means there’s a lack of pigment
being produced in the animal’s skin. The weird thing is we don’t really know
why it happens and can only make an educated guess. Scientists believe the root of the problem
lies in the immune system. It can caused by a viral infection or an autoimmune
disorders. In dogs vitiligo can be found on Rottweilers,
German Shepherds, Dachshunds and Old English Sheepdogs. There’s no treatment but don’t worry about
this little fella, or should we say big fella! He doesn’t suffer any pain from vitiligo
but he can get itchy from it. If you think that sounds uncomfortable than
be aware that the condition affects humans too! 9. Venus the Cat Check out Venus. A lot of cats have a major social media presence
but this one has a bigger profile than most. She has 1.4 million followers!! And for good reason, she’s two different
colors and has very striking markings! The color of her fur is split down the middle
like something out of an artist’s imagination, Two-Faced from Batman anyone? Her eyes are also two different colors…
one is blue, the other orange! Venus has what’s called “mosaicism”
which means her chromosomes aren’t expressing her genes in the regular way. It’s almost like her DNA is trying to show
us two cats at the same time! Some think she’s a chimera cat but this
has been debunked by scientists. A chimera is an animal made up of two embryos
that fuse together very early on creating one organism. Another famous instagram cat is Quimera who
has 71,000 followers. Scientists think that these two-faced cats
are striking examples of calico cats and it just so happens their colors are divided right
down the middle. Here’s another fun cat marking while we
are at it!! 8. Strawberry Leopard Leopards are one of nature’s most effective
predators. But we can’t help but think this guy’s
rep has taken a bit of a dent thanks to his unusual coloring. His coloring doesn’t really help him blend
into his surroundings!! The strawberry leopard was spotted… sorry
about the joke… in South Africa in 2012. First reported by National Geographic, he’s
already good looking enough as it is, but what’s fascinated experts is the pink tinge
or hue to his fur. It’s believed he has something called erythrism. Erythrism is what happens when the pigmentation
in the skin changes for whatever reason. He either has too much red or too little dark
pigment. No-one’s sure which! What is definite is that he is extremely unique. Nothing like this has been captured on camera
before. There are drawbacks of course to being the
prettiest kitty on the reserve. The strawberry leopard can still camouflage
himself but his distinctive markings make him a prime target for human hunters. Let’s hope this amazing creature doesn’t
wind up as a trophy over someone’s fireplace! You know how people are… 7. Purple Polar Bear This unlucky polar bear named Pelusa (which
means hairball or fluffball in Spanish) lived in a zoo in Argentina. Mind you if she lived in the North Pole you
could see her a from miles away so maybe it’s for the best she was somewhere she could be
looked after! What happened was Pelusa got dermatitis so
the keepers sprayed her with an antiseptic spray which dyed her this fetching shade of
violet! So while the treatment was effective, Pelusa
had to wait it out while the medication worked its magic. She also had to be separated from her mate,
Arthur, to stop her from taking a swim and washing off her medicine. Also the zookeepers didn’t know what effect
it might have on the other bears. On the plus side for the zoo, she became a
major tourist attraction and a celebrity in her own right with thousands of people coming
to see her. It is strange that the zookeepers sprayed
her with this because it is the type of spray that is meant to treat children’s cuts,
not polar bear fur. While the purple coloring was an accidental
and not permanent marking, the image of a purple polar bear is not one you will soon
forget. Pelusa died at the age of 31, leaving Arthur
alone. He was dubbed the loneliest polar bear in
the world. 6. Spotless Cheetah They say a leopard never changes its spots,
well how about a cheetah? This one’s dumped the spots altogether! This fine specimen is called a ‘morph’,
otherwise known as ‘Acinonyx jubatus’. It was photographed in Kenya by artist Guy
Coombes in 2012. Coombes specializes in wildlife so you can
see why he was eager to add this magnificent beast to his portfolio. The last recorded case of a morph on camera
was in 1921 so it’s nice to get a look at one in this century. The markings on the spotless cheetah are caused
by a recessive gene like the ones found in the legendary King Cheetahs who lived in South
Africa and Zimbabwe. A recessive gene is something that comes from
both parents. Usually a dominant gene is in charge of how
things look but here two recessive genes have joined forces resulting in this striking effect. Let’s hope it’s not another hundred years
or so before we see another spotless cheetah! Speaking of animals with strange markings,
can you guess what this animal is? Let us know your answer in the comments below!!! Answer is coming soon!!! 5. Okapi Is it a zebra? Is it a horse? No! It’s an okapi! This stunning animal is much admired for its
beauty and very unusual markings! Although it might look confusing, the okapi
is actually related to the giraffe an is its only living relative, even though its fur
markings make it look more like a zebra. A study in 2016 found that the common ancestor
of the giraffe and the okapi loved 11.5 million years ago! They are very hard to find in the wild. Native to the dense rain forests of Central
Africa, scientists didn’t know about them until 1900. Its markings provide good camouflage in the
rainforest and its fur has been described as velvet-like and even oily. Though it’s great at hiding in its natural
habitat, the okapi is on the endangered species list. Major threats include extensive hunting and
illegal mining. This next one is truly amazing but first remember
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out on the latest videos!! 4. Piebald Deer Fawn The piebald deer fawn is very impressive to
look at, but its unbelievable markings are a curse as well as a blessing. It suffers from piebaldism which is when abnormalities
in an animal’s genes result in problems with pigmentation or coloring. Like with the spotless cheetah, the effect
is caused by a recessive gene. Piebaldism is found in less than 2% of the
deer population so while it’s rare, there are significant drawbacks to getting it. The mixed up genes mean a piebald deer fawn
can have things like short legs or even misshapen organs. Sadly this affects their lifespan so these
fawns may not last until adulthood. Nature produces some beautiful animals but
this is a reminder that it can also be pretty cruel! 3. Collie Coyote While some may look at this picture and think
it’s a coyote, the truth is a bit more complicated. The markings on its fur are more like those
of a collie dog. Strange right?? These white markings are often found on dogs
and are called “Irish spotting”. Now the coyote is part of the canine family
tree but is far removed from collies. So how did it come to have the same appearance? Well it’s more than likely this coyote is
descended from a female who was impregnated by a collie several generations back. The hybrid was able to survive in the wild
and reproduce, hence creating a new line of coyotes with strange markings. It goes to show how resilient nature can be
and how even small traces of other animals can be seen in other breeds years down the
line. 2. Sumatran Striped Rabbit This crazy-looking critter was found on the
Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Sumatran striped rabbit or ‘Nesolagus
netscheri’ is rarely photographed. In fact experts are never sure whether it
still exists and rely on occasional photos like these to keep track! Almost nothing is known about it, except for
the most basic facts. It’s 30 cm (11.8 in) long and is pretty
unique though it isn’t the only one of its kind. There’s an Annamite striped rabbit from
the Annamite Mountains, also in Southeast Asia. They were part of the same family until around
8 million years ago. The habitat of the Sumatran striped rabbit
is under threat from human-made problems like farming. This has led to the poor little creature being
placed on the World Conservation Union’s “critically endangered” list. So you may have to make the most of images
like this while you can! Other more famous critically endangered animals
from Sumatra include orangutans, tigers, elephants, and rhinos. 1. Lucky No.7 Cow Some animals are born lucky but surely these
two take the crown for luckiest cows alive! These two cows were born with a clear number
7 right on their forehead. There isn’t really a scientific explanation
as to how this happened. However some see a more profound meaning to
the calves which has to do with good luck and religious symbols! The first calf was born on Saturday, September
20th, 2014. Saturday is the Sabbath Day in Judaism and
a day of rest. September 20th was the final Sabbath of 2014. The second calf was born five days after on
Rosh Hashana which is the beginning of the Hebrew new year. Talk about coincidence! Jewish people also place great significance
of the number 7 through God’s creation of 7 days in the week and other significant events. They call every 7th year in their calendar
the year of the “shemitah”. This is a time of rest when financial debts
are forgotten and everyone can turn over a new leaf. Because the first calf was born at the end
of the 6th year and the second at the beginning of the 7th it caused quite a stir and people
believed these two calves were ushering in the year of the shemitah, or the year of rest. Since the first calf was born in Pittsburgh,
other superstitious people believed it was a sign for the Pittsburgh Steelers! Throw in those facial markings and you could
well have a sign from God. Or at least a cool story anyway! The animal that I showed you before is a sunda
clouded leopard, a wild cat found in Sumatra and Borneo, only officially discovered in
2006!! Thanks for watching! Have you seen any other animals with unbelievable
fur markings? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to subscribe before you leave and
see you soon! Byeeee

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  1. Well Princess Hoppy has an Exclamation Mark on her back; she's an English Spot. And her eyes have natural Cleopatra eyeliner! You can see her on BunSpace.

  2. There is a horse with a arrow near its tail🐎⬆. And a horse with a heart on its forehead🐴❤

  3. My Saint Bernard has vitiligo, and autoimmune disorders. He used to have black ears and markings like Beethoven but now his face is white. We say he’s now “distinguished” lol

  4. My neighbors up stairs has a cat that just look like Venus,but one side is black and the other side is white,and one thing I forgot the eye color

  5. That animal was a clouded lepod.

    The Clouded lepod is one of my favert animals and that haw I know that that's a clouded lepod

  6. As for the beautiful clouded leopard so sad its been discovered now greedy, sick humans will destroy it like other animals. So sad

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