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Leipzig : Germany | Nov 03, 2009 at 5:46 PM PST
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LEIPZIG, Germany - A hairless female bear named Dolores stands in her space at the Leipzig Zoo. Experts say all of the female spectacled bears in the zoo have lost their hair due to an unexplained disease. Beside the loss of hair along with itching, the bears do not appear to have any other symptoms.

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LEIPZIG, Germany - A hairless female bear named Dolores stands in her space at the Leipzig Zoo. Experts say all of the female spectacled bears in the zoo have lost their hair due to an unexplained disease. Beside the loss of hair along with itching, the bears do not appear to have any other symptoms.
Pamela Stanfield is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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  • Zookeepers baffled by suddenly bare bears

      The Australian
    YOU would have thought a fur coat would have been the ultimate bear necessity. But not for unfortunate Dolores, who has lost all her body hair and has been left with just a few tufts around her head. Vets have been left baffled by the condition of...
  • Balding disease leaves bears bare

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    International experts are trying to fathom the puzzling disease that is causing loss of fur across the spectacled bear species. Dolores, Bianca and Lolita are three female bears at Leipzig Zoo in Germany being treated with ointment to relieve the...
  • Scientists seek clues to bare bears mystery

    Three spectacled bears in Leipzig Zoo are in various states of baldness, with the worst being hairless all over. Zoo curator Gerd Noetzhold said he had discovered that zoos throughout Europe and further afield had encountered the same problem, but no-...
  • How much bare skin can a bear bear in winter?

      The Local
    The female Spectacled Bears, Dolores, 15, Lolita, 11, and Bianca, 15, are losing hair from their heads, legs and parts of their backs. Daily Bild reported late Tuesday that the animals appeared to be suffering a little-understood genetic defect that...

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  • LEIPZIG, Germany - A hairless female bear named Dolores stands in her space at the Leipzig Zoo. Experts say all of the female spectacled bears in the zoo have lost their hair due to an unexplained disease. Beside the loss of hair along with itching, the bears do not appear to have any other symptoms.

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