In fact, 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).
Around 1% of the world's population (about 50 million people) are considered to have vitiligo, and although it's more widespread among humans, it can also happen to animals as well.
WNEWS have compiled 26 most striking examples to make sure you understand what we mean. The list includes everything from cats, dogs and birds to snakes and even giraffes.
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