This ‘Movember’ why not express your inner animal through your facial hair?
Movember is a global, moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health. Starting on Movember 1st, with a clean-shaven face, men grow and style their sprouting facial hair all in the name of raising funds for a worthwhile cause.
If you are looking for some inspiration on how to tame your furry-lips over the coming month, the animal kingdom is full of stylish moustaches to tickle your fancy.
Razors at the ready as we comb through the ARKive collection for some hairy-lipped muses…
Allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II, the emperor tamarin has one of the most regal facial fuzzes of the animal kingdom.
With a full moustache grown down the sides of its head, the male bearded parrotbill is obviously a fan of the horseshoe. Perhaps this is where Hulk Hogan got his inspiration from?
Thick and bushy, the muzzle of the walrus is highly distinctive, with its dense protrusion of whiskers on the upper lip. Versatile and suitable for all occasions, this rather refined looking style might even help you when foraging for tasty morsels!
Why not coif a rather flamboyant, Dalí-inspired moustache like the brown-eared pheasant?
The long moustache of the three-wattled bellbird is made up of three long, fleshy black-grey wattles hanging from the corner of its mouth. Fast growing hair and a lot of gel will be required to master this particular style.
Ho, ho, mo
You may want to quickly shave off this L’Hoest’s monkey-inspired chin curtain after the end of Movember or you may get mistaken for someone else! Red hat and reindeer is optional.
With its spectacular twisting horns, the markhor is one of the most striking of goats and the male of course has a characteristic black beard. This particular style is thought to date back to Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece.
The bearded pig
Hot date? Unfortunately placed spot? The bearded pig has the perfect solution with its distinctive full-facial beard.
The yellow-breasted capuchin is a mutton chops master with its thick, black sideburns.
Have you spotted any mo’ species donning designer beards or flamboyant moustaches on ARKive – if so, lets us know!
Find out more about Movember and how you can get involved.