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Last Updated: Thursday November 05 2009 08:15 GMT

In pictures: Bald bear attracts crowds

Dolores the bear

This slightly curious looking creature is Dolores the bear. She lives at Leipzig Zoo in Germany, and is proving a big attraction after losing her hair.

Dolores the bear

Dolores isn't the only spectacled bear at the zoo suffering from the problem. Two others have also lost some or all of the hair, and no-one is quite sure why.

Dolores the bear

Keepers think it's some sort of disease, and are pretty sure it's not because they're stressed. But whatever the problem, it looks like making winter a chilly time for the animals.