2 hairless chimpanzees start a fight at a zoo in England
The video recorded in Twycross Zoo Atherstone, England shows two chimps suffering from alopecia, are chasing a fight with dozens of others chimps. These two chimpanzees involved are believed to be father and son. They are completely bald and look like they are on the set of some horror films. The footage shot has attracted the attentions of many visitors. After the video was uploaded, other visitors commented on this video: " It was absolutely terrifying being so close and seeing first hand how strong and violent they can be. Amazing...but terrifying! You could still hear them from the other side of the zoo! "
The giant hairless chimp
Chimpanzees pair is believed to be the father and son to cause trouble, getting the rest of the apes involved.
The bold chimps caused trouble in the enclosure
The scientists believe that chimpanzees are similar to humans, can be caused by stress or trauma and then get hair loss. It is because that the immune system attacks hair follicles when they face a similar situation. Monkeys and apes have also been known to develop an abnormal pattern of behavior in which they pluck their hair - or even pluck out each other's hair. However, alopecia in captive apes is most often attributed to stress.
Alopecia causes hair loss in both humans and animals
Twycross Zoo is renowned as a specialist primate zoo monkey and the only zoo in the UK where you can see all types of great ape – gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee, and bonobo. The zoo cares for a wide variety of monkeys and apes There are around 500 animals of almost 150 species of bigger animals, including many endangered species, plus hundreds of creepy crawlies. Each year the zoo attract nearly 500,000 visitors. Admission fee for adults is about $ 25.5, $ 18.5 children and free for children under 3 years old. There’s plenty to see, from favorites including meerkats and penguins to the Amur leopard, the world’s rarest big cat. Coming here, tourists are always impressed by the beast, the enthusiasm of the staff, the zoo and the foods and drinks.
To find out more, you can explore the website http://twycrosszoo.org/.