Today, I just want to enlighten you with a fun fact about hairless mammals…  Did you know that only a few mammals on the planet are predominantly hairless?

Today I want to just enlighten you with a quick little fun fact about hairless mammals. You may think it's weird, but did you know that...

This includes cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), walruses, elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, sphinxes, naked mole rats, pigs, and various species of dogs.

The only reason that this is unusual, is that hair is a defining biological characteristic of being a mammal.  But before you make fun of these little guys, keep in mind that humans are also on this list.  Yeah, we do have some body hair and hair on our head.  However, compared to the other mammals of the world, we are pretty hairless.

Now you know…


Hollee Wood is a professional hairstylist with over 10 years of experience in the hair industry. She loves teaching about the science of hair along with everything else beautiful.

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