Down syndrome is a set of physical and mental traits caused by a gene problem that happens before birth. Children who have Down syndrome tend to have certain features, such as a flat face and a short neck. They also have some degree of intellectual disability. This varies from person to person. But in most cases, it is mild to moderate.
How Common is Down Syndrome?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common chromosomal condition. About 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States each year.
This disorder isn’t limited to just humans, many animal species also have to cope with it.
These are a few pictures of animals that have down syndrome.They are adorable and will sure make you say awee.
#1 . Donkey!
This donkey looks just as the one in Shrek, he is also suffering from the genetic illness.
#2 .A koala with cuteness overloaded!
The animals such as this koala act a little slower than the animals that don’t have down syndrome.
#3. A lion that doesn’t look that scary.
When you first look at him the first thought that comes to your mind is “His cute”.
#4. A very adorable horse!
Yes, even horses get this disease. This horse still manages to capture a lot of attention for its cuteness.
#5 Otto the kitten
As you can see her eyes are little more distant than normal, which is the most common physical feature in down syndrome patients.
#6 A cute Pug
He still protective his family, in his own way.
#7. A Muscular white whale!
This whale was diagnosed with down syndrome after it was seen interacting with humans, which is a little odd for a whale.
#8. Deep thinker monkey.
Looks way different than other monkeys, but still looks much cuter
#9. Kenny, the white tiger.
Kenny was a really beautiful white tiger with blue eyes, but he died of cancer in 2008 after living a couple of years with down syndrome. SAD
#10. Just No Words For this cute little hamster
Their behavior pattern is way different than other animals but still looks cute and adorable.