Hilarious photos show it's not just humans who struggle to control their locks

A lion at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent is pictured lounging around with a glorious mane of hair swept over to the side and covered with dew. Lion's manes act as a symbol to other males about their fitness as a competitor, and as a signal to females about their suitability as a mate. The thicker and bigger it is, the better condition they are in


A newborn baby monkey sports a mohawk on his first outing into the world. All mammals have hair on their bodies, which scientists believe evolved to help protect their skin from sunlight and provide some defence from attacks by other animals, and picking up cuts and bruises from moving aroundA chicken with an amazing crest of feathers on its head poses for the camera. The majority of chickens are bred for practical purposes, either for meat or for laying eggs. But chicken enthusiasts have spent their spare time breeding some of the animals purely for show, such as this Polish ChickenA horse crusted with frost shows off its mane as it gallops through the grasslands of Mongolia
A female hooded merganser duckA lion sporting what appears to be a hipster man-bun and shaggy beard at the Nairobi National Park. While this hairstyle might fit current human trends, in all likelihood it would repel lionesses, who are predisposed to be attracted to lions with fuller, thicker manes because it is a sign of a well-fed male who would be suitable for breedingA male lion with a thick head of hair makes a funny face to the camera at the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, in South Dakota
A heavily scarred lion shows off his receding mane-line
The Thomas's Leaf Monkey - otherwise known as the Northern Sumatran leaf monkey - shows off its very striking fur. This monkey, as the name suggests, is native to the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia, specifically to the remote Aech Province. The badger-stripe mohawk on its head is the sign of a healthy adult monkey, as the juveniles have solid cream-coloured fur
A freshly-shorn alpaca shows off a wild tuft of hair left growing on its head. Alpacas have long been farmed for their wool in Peru and south America, but are now spreading worldwide because the fibres are warmer than sheep's wool, less itchy, and don't contain lanolin - making them hypoallergenic
A one-month-old gorilla from the the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is held by its mother
A Gelada Baboon, found predominantly in Ethiopia
A Kudu in the Kruger National Park wears some ferns on its head. Many species of deer are known to ornament their antlers with vegetation. While the behaviour is not fully understood, it is likely something to do with attracting a mate, perhaps drawing attention to the size of the male's antlers