ANIMAL BEARDS THAT OUTSHINE
Added on: 9th Sep 2016
The bearded saki has, proportionally, one of the largest
beards in the animal kingdom. Its thick beard extends
from its jaw down onto its chest. This hipster little
New World monkey has a tail that’s surprisingly
bushier than its impressive hipster beard.
The national animal of Pakistan, the markhor is a wild goat
living across south central Asia. The corkscrew-horned
animal takes beard growing to the extreme, growing
it out on its chin, throat, and chest.
Our notoriously shaggy primate relatives have some of the
most varied beards in the animal kingdom. Growing out
anything from a small goatee to a long, scraggly beard,
orangutans could give any of the guys a run for their money.
Though the camel’s ancestors are believed to have evolved in
North America, they are no longer found in the Americas.
One particularly hipster camel, the Bactrian camel, goes
years without shaving its beard. Its mane and beard
can grow up to 10 inches (25cm) long.
The emperor tamarin is a primate living in the southwest
Amazon basin. Though it doesn’t live in a hipster city, it’s a
trendsetter when it comes to having a cool beard.
A national symbol in Japan, the Japanese serow is a goat-antelope
with incredibly bushy fur. Though it looks to have a mini-Charles
Darwin beard, the Japanese serow actually has no mane
and the hair is from its body.
Not the prettiest animal in the world, the walrus nonetheless
has pretty thick whiskers, mystically known as mystacial vibrissae.
Connected to blood and nerves, the walrus’ whiskers are
highly sensitive and pretty long at up to a foot (30cm).
BORNEAN BEARDED PIG
The Bornean bearded pig is a wild animal roaming through
Indonesia and Malaysia with its furry chin. Due to their
fuzzy faces, Bornean bearded pigs are popular at
zoos around the world.
Living mostly in Arctic regions, the muskox has to have a
prolific beard to keep warm. Its top layer of long, coarse hair
is so long it nearly reaches the ground. This beast also has
a distinctive tuft of hair between its eyes and nose that
acts as a secondary trendy moustache.