Just saw something online about “Ashes”, a “naked” chimpanzee at a zoo in India. The linked article mentioned another chimp, “Cinder”, at the St. Louis zoo with the same condition, i.e. alopecia universalis. Rather fascinating looking apes and, as was pointed out, an amazing opportunity to see the underlying musculature of a chimp.
I thought it was also very interesting to find out that Cinder was fully accepted within her chimpanzee community, despite her unusual appearance.
Sadly, Cinder died just a couple of months ago, at the young age of 14, due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Read more about her here.