Down syndrome occurs when an individual has an extra chromosome in their genes.
Animals also can be affected by down syndrome as you are about to see. While motor skills are slowed down a few notches, they are still very much lively, have great personality and love to play! Check out these adorable animals:
Heres a really cute monkey with down syndrome who is still playful.
Otto the cat has some bigger than usual eyes, but that just makes him all the more adorable!
Still happy and giving out kisses!
A wonderful woolly sheep with down syndrome.
An amazing white whale! After noticing some different behavior when around humans and other fish, he was diagnosed with down syndrome.
Donkey with down syndrome having fun.
A senior white gorilla with down syndrome.
Heres a giraffe with down syndrome. You can see the difference in their faces.
Heres a cute koala bear with down syndrome.
An old turtle with down syndrome who has traveled some serious miles in the slow lane.
Even some hamsters have down syndrome.
A cute little pug who enjoys going it slow.
Amazing looking big bear with a curious look on his face.
Kenny was a white tiger with blue eyes. He passed away in 2008 after living with down syndrome for years.
Share these brave and amazing animals with friends and family to show how down syndrome can affect animals too