For those of you who don't know, vitiligo is a harmless long-term skin disorder characterized by white patches that appear on different parts of the body. This happens because the body's immune system attacks and destroys the skin cells that make color (called melanocytes).


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Around one percent of the world's population (approximately 50 million people) are thought to have vitiligo, including between two to five million in the US alone, and although it's more common in humans, it can also occur in animals as well. Take a look at the pictures below to see what we mean. Compiled by Bored Panda, the list includes everything from cats, dogs and birds to snakes and even giraffes! Don't forget to vote for your favorite.

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Vitiligo Animal

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Viviane Katz 5 months ago

Leapin' lemurs!!!

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Vitiligo Animal

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John L Kelly 5 months ago

A pair of horns, and my transformation will be complete.

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Vitiligo Animal

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John L Kelly 5 months ago

So, when do I get my first staring role?

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Anna Brandigi 5 months ago

"who got into the powdered sugar?"

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GoodWolf 5 months ago

Nanananana Batman!

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Vitiligo Animal

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Aparna Ganguly 5 months ago

Just wearing my constellation stockings

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Vitiligo Animal

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John L Kelly 5 months ago

Somebody, Please love me for who I am. Pretty Please.

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guess 5 months ago

like the moon~

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