post-title Having a bad hair day?

Having a bad hair day?

Having a bad hair day?

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I am yet to meet anyone that has not suffered the sinking feeling you get when looking in the mirror and realizing that it is going to be yet another bad hair day!  A day on which one’s hair seems unmanageable.  Animals can also incur these unfortunate days, here are a few of my favorites.   

Just like us some animals are born to be cute some are… well, undeniably weird looking, and others just need a small makeover — and maybe a new hairstyle.

Stefano Unterthiner 2008 prize for Animal Portraits Natural History Museum

For example: the Sulawesi Black-Crested Macaque.  This image taken by Stefano Unterthiner allows you to see the distinguished tuft of hair that sticks right up on the back of the animals head.  The macaques live on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. They endangered and are losing population as habitats are destroyed and hunters seek them out.

Photo via the NAtional Geographic

With its huge eyes and ears its elongated fingers and wild HAIR!!!, this weird and wonderful lemur is one of the world’s most unusual primate.
Long persecuted in its native Madagascar as an omen of death and evil, the aye-aye, like most of its lemur relatives, faces imminent extinction because of the added pressure of deforestation. This elusive species is the largest nocturnal primate and is the island’s answer to the woodpecker, as its specially adapted, flexible and skeletal third finger is used to find nutritious grubs and winkle them out from their woody burrows, in much the same way as a woodpecker’s beak.

 

The red and white ruffled Jon-Jon. This very distinctive and vocal species of primitive can be found prowling the promenade of Brighton.  It is threatened with extinction in its native East Sussex, because of rapid habitat loss to an impoverished and ever expanding human population also it can be found slaughtered due to crowds disgust at its appalling jokes.

Not many underwater creatures end up with fur, but the hairy frogfish is one exception: Found in coral reefs off Indonesia, this rare fish reportedly hunts for food by “walking” along the seabed. The fish are a popular find for scuba divers in the area, but they’re not the only hairy beast you might find underwater…

Photo via Telegraph

 

and finally our very own spider monkey taken by a volunteer in Bolivia

.Baby Spider Monkey MonikaSpider Monkey Bolivia

The spider monkey is considered a primitive new world monkey. They are called spider monkeys because they look like spiders when they are suspended by their tails.  Spider monkeys are usually all black, but some have flesh coloured rings around their eyes and white chin whiskers.  Hair generally coarse and stringy.

 If you want to volunteer and be part of the sustainable work that Quest is doing in Bolivia Jungle with the animals of the rain forest click here