Penguin

Better known as “the original stay-at-home dads”. They start caring their young from the moment the mother lays eggs. Mother lay an egg and then embark on a two month hunting trip, leaving the poor father on his own. The dedicated dad don’t eat anything during this time until the female finally returns with a belly full of food.

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Penguins

Flamingo

Male flamingo helps female in incubating the eggs. The male flamingo sits on top of the nest mound and carefully lifts and turns the egg over and over until chick hatches. Then male flamingo produces “crop Milk” the only source of nourishment for young chicks.

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Flamingos

Frog

Frog fathers carry their tadpoles in their mouths, often refusing to eat until the tadpoles are old enough to survive on their own. Some frog fathers also known to embed the eggs inside their own skin, on the back of their legs, and protect them until they hatch.

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Frog

Gorilla

A Gorilla father is a true leader. He’s responsible for finding food for his group, which can be a clan as large as three dozen gorillas. He takes care of his children’s mother, feeding her before letting his children dine with them. Gorilla is protective as he ferociously beats his chest, fending off threats by enemies. He is a peacemaker as he settles arguments that pop up among siblings.

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Gorilla

Swans

Swans are famously monogamous with lifelong partners. From the minute the female swan lays her eggs, the male and female take turns incubating them until they hatch. Once the baby swans hatch, they sit on their dad’s back and keep warm while he looks for food.

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Swans

Arctic Foxes

When the female Arctic fox gives birth to her pups, it is the male fox’s responsibility to be the provider of the family. He actively seeks out food and brings it back to the den, while standing guard to protect them. As the pups grow up, it is the responsibility of both the mother and father to take care of them.

ARCTIC FOXES
Arctic Foxes

Ostrich

Ostrich dads are protectors of the night. The males take turns with females to incubate their eggs—­ but must work the night shift due to their darker coloring. Once the eggs hatch, the males use their gigantic wings to shield their chicks not only from terrible weather, but to protect them from predators.

Ostrich
Ostrich

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