Photos Of The Day: Guru the chimp suffering from alopecia looks human
|The chimp's muscle definition can be seen, making Guru look almost human|
Doctors believe certain factors in Guru’s life such a stress or trauma is what probably caused him to lose all his hair. These same factors can result in the same sort of hair loss in humans as well. According to the zoo's vet, they've tried a number of a number of medicines, but none seemed to work. As a last resort, they're planning to consult with a human skin doctor.
According to www.dailymail.co.uk:
Other males may worry that losing their hair will make them less appealing. But for Guru the chimpanzee, his baldness has turned him into a star attraction. The 20-year-old, who is suffering from alopecia, has lost the hair from all over his body.
But the mischievous chimp still brings hundreds of visitors flocking to Mysore Zoo in southern India – despite greeting them by throwing stones. Dr Suresh Kumar, a zoo vet, said: ‘Everybody wants to see his biceps and triceps.
To stop him getting lonely, zoo officials have allowed a female chimpanzee, Manila, to move into his enclosure.
But although Guru plays cheerfully with her, he hasn’t taken things any further – to the surprise of his handlers.
Dr Kumar said: ‘He got separated from his parents at a tender age and most probably this could be a reason that he hasn’t learned to mate.’
|Guru is very popular with the visitors to Mysore Zoo in southern India - though he does cause mischief from time to time, making noise and throwing stones and faeces at them|
|Guru, the 20-year-old male chimp suffering with alopecia, is a star attraction at an Indian zoo, as he looks like a human|
|Guru is taking medication for the alopecia, but Dr Suresh Kumar, a zoo vet said: 'There have been no positive results and as a last resort we are planning to consult a human skin doctor.'|