It’s Father’s Day this Sunday! To help you and the family celebrate, here’s a countdown of some of the coolest dads in the animal kingdom. Leave a comment to share what’s awesome about your dad.
1) Chinstrap penguin
Male and female chinstrap penguins take turns incubating the eggs and helping to feed the chicks.
Males and females form lifelong bonds, they raise their pups together as a family.
Males lead the group, providing protection for the young and sometimes taking charge of parenting.
Jacancas are single dads! They incubate the eggs and raise the chicks on their own.
Lion dads defend the pride’s territory, leaving mom to take care of hunting and raising the cubs.
Marmoset dads help to groom and feed their young as well as give them piggyback rides!
7) Poison dart frog
Once the eggs hatch, the tadpoles are carried on both mom and dad’s back to a water source.
8) Red fox
Red fox dads bring food back to the den for mom and the kits.
Seahorse dads carry the incubated eggs in their pouch until they hatch, which can take up to 45 days.
10) Great horned owl
In this family, dad keeps busy bringing food, like mice, to mom and the newborn chicks.