Ashes the hairless chimp


Ashes is a 13-year-old chimp living in India’s Mysore Zoo. 

“Ashes was born with fur like any other chimpanzee. But by just a year old, he had lost all of it! While he is somewhat frightening, it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to see a chimp’s musculature.

“Ashes is not the only one of his rare kind. Another hairless chimp called Cinder was born at the Saint Louis Zoo in Missouri. Also born with full hair, she soon lost it but was still readily accepted by the other chimps.”

Well, at least Ashes has that going for him.  [via Weekly World News]

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