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UgliestAnimal   , 26

from Perth


Ugliest Animal Ever

Plenty of birds, parrots have been famous for a few weeks. Many of them were very old, a number of them were very smart and some of them had strange appearance. The latest member in the illustrious band of famous birds is named Oscar. Even though this is not a unique name at all, the bird itself features a very good chance to be the most interesting animal you have ever seen.
Oscar is a cockatoo, but it's much stranger compared to those cockatoos that are dancing to Backstreet Boys music, or those who are terrorizing cats or larger animals. The reason is very simple. Oscar does not have feathers. OK, it has a few on the head nevertheless the rest of its person is completely naked... Featherless... If you had not seen Oscar, make a bald chicken that is running, throwing pens, dancing to Mick Jagger hits.

The reason being a rare illness, beak and feather disease. In most cases this illness is deadly and doesn't allow more than half a year. Oscar was diagnosed some 12 years ago. Although it (or she) hasn't had a full coat of feathers, sometimes it has feathers here and there. But because of the deadly illness, these feathers are extremely irritating to the bird, she pulls them out. It's a harder mission about the head, that is the reason why Oscar includes a few funny feathers around the eyes. Laugh

Since the disease is contagious the famous animal might not be together with other birds. Her new house is in Florida, in Broward County Humane Society Shelter. But don't think of Oscar as a sad and pathetic creature. During the last 12 years this phenomenal bird became the greatest sensation of the shelter, and caught the eye and heart of hundreds of visitors.