Photos of animals with Down Syndrome show their resemblance with human counterparts!

Animals too like humans may suffer from birth defects due to various reasons. Here are pictures of some cases that resemble in their traits close to humans suffering from Down Syndrome.

It is the additional genetic material that causes the common physical traits such as low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm—although each person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees, or not at all. But Down Syndrome people are known to be the most joyful, loving and fantastically friendly people. They can be extremely loving and forgiving.

Other mammals can have many of the same traits that people with Down’s syndrome have, but not usually all at once, says John Duncan, a veterinarian. Numerous animals because of inbreeding can have comparative issues. Similar chromosomal changes can occur in other living species, but it would not be Down syndrome. In the wild the alpha wolf does not permit mating in the middle of siblings and sisters and will battle to counteract it. Animals are more quick witted than us.

These are a few pictures of animals that suffer from some form or the other of genetic problems. Their adorable dispositions and looks will surely make you fall in love with them.

Otto the kitten, with its charming, innocent eyes!

Credits: Tozlu Bilgi

The space between Otto’s eyes is slightly more than normal, which is the physical feature commonly associated with down syndrome.

A unusually friendly white whale!

Credits: La Voz de Michoacán

It was a little unusual, the way this whale got over friendly with humans. On further investigation it was diagnosed to have a condition like down syndrome.

This cute little horse!

Credits: La Voz de Michoacán

This horse also shows a lot of traits that look similar to a down syndrome patient.

This monkey looked so different from the others!

Credits: Ofpof

But still looked so sweet and friendly.

This sheep stood out from the rest of the herd in terms of its looks.

Credits: Ofpof

… and of course because of its cuteness!

Seriously not a “funny” looking donkey!


This donkey sure seems like he loves making funny faces, but actually, he is suffering from the genetic illness.

These adorable giraffes, with unusual facial expressions!

Credits: Ofpof

It is quite obvious from the faces of these giraffes that they are suffering from some genetic disorder!

Kenny, the majestic white tiger.

Credits: blogspot

Kenny is one of the saddest cases that inbreeding has caused, his mother had father were siblings and were forced to mate in captivity in order to create a white tiger for their captives. He consequently developed Down Syndrome. Kenny was known to bash his face against a wall whilst he was captive. This forced inbreeding is something we need to take action against. Kenny was a beautiful white tiger with blue eyes, but he died prematurely of cancer in 2008, after living a couple of years with Down Syndrome.

An unusual looking gorilla with a strange grin.

Credits: the loop

Wonder what he is thinking!

A lion that surely does not look quite terrifying as expected!

Credits: the CHIVE

But he surely looks different!

A koala that looks like its enjoying his meal!

Credits: La Voz de Michoacán

The only difference is, his movements are a little slower that a normal koala.

Look at the cute little hamster!

Credits: blogspot

But his behaviour pattern is different from that of other genetically normal animals.

And look at these soulful eyes!

Credits: Mundo ES

This little dog still tries to carry out its duty of protecting his human family in his own little, slow ways.

This funny bear is surely not trying to tease you!

Credits: ЯПлакалъ

The bear’s mannerisms distinctly stand out and confirm that he too is suffering from some kind of disorder.