These hipster monkeys have the coolest moustaches in the animal kingdom

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If you thought you’d done a pretty nifty job growing out your stache for Movember, prepare to be put to shame by a couple of monkeys.

Auckland Zoo has introduced its two newest arrivals – a pair of emperor tamarin monkeys which have facial hair to die for.

Our emperor tamarins have arrived!

We’re excited to announce that Ladino and Pacino have arrived!Our two moustachioed monkeys arrived at Auckland Airport a few weeks ago from Perth Zoo in Western Australia and are currently fulfilling their international quarantine at our on-site Vet Hospital.We wholeheartedly agree with Warren, our Curator of Mammals, when he says our emperor tamarins are magnificent! With a ‘regal-like’ white moustache, a marvellous silver coat and stunning orange tail – we can’t wait for you to meet them. Stay tuned to our social channels to find out when you can see them!

Posted by Auckland Zoo on Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Its name may or may not be a reference to Kaiser Wilhelm II, though frankly the comparison is underpowered given the striking nature of that monkey mo.

Kaiser Wilhelm II, whose moustache is not as impressive as an emperor tamarin

They’re being checked out by vets while they go through a quarantine period on site before being unveiled, face fuzz and all, to the visiting public.

By way of comparison, here’s a big group of competitors at this year’s British Beard and Moustache Championships in Blackpool back in August.

Competitors at at the British Beard and Moustache Championships
(Danny Lawson/PA)

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