Fatherís Day may not be an official holiday in the animal kingdom, but there are many great animal dads out there that deserve some recognition. These guys do it all, from building nests and incubating eggs to giving prize-worthy piggyback rides and even giving birth themselves. In honor of Fatherís Day, here are some of our favorite superstar dads and their tots:
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Lions are fierce protectors of their young.
Golden jackals regurgitate their food to their young. Yum.
Marmoset dads are pros at feeding, grooming, and of course, piggyback rides.
The “Midwife” toad both bears his children and cares for them after they’re born.
This golden lion tamarind and his babies spend some quality time hanging out together.
The male rhea builds the nest, incubates the eggs and takes care of his chicks once they’re born.
This male seahorse is pregnant!