Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that was identified in the year 1862. The people suffering from down syndrome often have both physical and intellectual disabilities that expose them to other health troubles such as weak immune system, epilepsy, leukaemia and many other risks.
You'd be shocked to know that this disorder isn't limited to just humans, many animal species also have to cope with it. But that doesn't mean that they're not adorable just the same.
These are a few pictures of animals that have down syndrome that would totally put you in awe of their beauty and cuteness.
As you can see that Otto's eyes are a little more distant than normal, which is the most common physical feature in down syndrome patients.
This whale was diagnosed with down syndrome after it was seen interacting with humans, which is a little odd for a whale.
Even horses get this disease. This horse still manages to capture a lot of attention for its cuteness.
This monkey looks totally different from the other monkeys, but still looks much cuter.
You can differentiate this sheep from its flock very easily!
Although this donkey looks just as goofy as the one in Shrek, he is also suffering from the genetic illness.
The changes in these giraffes' faces are quite easy to spot, anyone can tell that they are suffering from down syndrome.
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.
Look how wise this gorilla looks with that expression!
This lion looks like it won't immediately pouce on you as you approach it, which is a bit reassuring at the least.
The animals such as this koala act a little slower than the animals that don't have down syndrome.
The behaviour pattern of these animals is found to be more 'interesting' than that of genetically normals animals.
This dog is still protective of its family in his own way.
You can tell from this bear's eyes and mouth that he too is suffering, even though it doesn't show because of its antics.