Start your morning with a little exercise…
Have some fun with your friends…
Get out in nature…
Enjoy a good meal with family and friends…
Not all non-human animal dads are cut out for family life, but there are a number of species who have become known for their role as fathers who deserve a salute, from giant water bugs who carry dozens of eggs on their backs to males who actually get pregnant and dads who operate solo as single parents. This Father’s Day, it’s time to celebrate some of the amazing dads from the animal kingdom who go above and beyond when it comes raising and protecting their young.
Male red foxes aren’t just loving mates, but excited and protective fathers. They take on the task of providing food for their mates every few hours for about a month after she gives birth. Then they take on the role of teacher – but teachers who like to take time out to play. Even when it’s time to get serious and teach their young how to start finding their own food, fox dads help them out and make sure they don’t really go hungry by hiding it near their dens.
Red Fox Family
After females lay a single precious egg, Emperor penguin dads take over the responsibility of incubating it by balancing it precariously on their feet and keeping it warm under their feathers in the frigid Antarctic weather while mothers go off to feed. Dads can go for about two months without eating until the egg hatches, at which point he will feed it before mother’s return to give them a break from baby-duty.
Emperor Penguin Protecting Offspring from the Cold
Seahorses, who are also known to mate for life, have reverse roles; the females compete for males, and the males don’t just play a role in pregnancy, but actually get pregnant. Females deposit their eggs in the male’s pouch, where he fertilizes and carries them until tiny baby seahorses emerge fully developed. According to Science Daily, the process of male pregnancy is unique to the fish family Syngnathidae, which also includes pipefish and sea dragons.
Love This? Never Miss Another Story.
Black seahorse among seaweed
It doesn’t happen every time, but sandpipers have been found to reverse roles where female sandpipers establish and defend territory, while taking on multiple male partners. After luring a male to mate with and laying her eggs, she takes off to find another mate. Dad meanwhile stays to incubate the eggs and becomes the primary caregiver for the young for the first few weeks of their lives.
Despite the myths surrounding wolves that make them out to be villains, alpha male are loving, loyal and protective mates, fathers and leaders. Also known to mate for life, males who breed will guard their partners and pups while they’re in the den and take on the responsibility of finding everyone food. Even as pups grow older, dads will take on the role of teacher, helping them learn their role in the pack and the world.
Mother and Son
Great Horned Owl
Great horned owl dads are the stereotypical breadwinners in their families. After finding the perfect home with their mates, male great horned owls take on the role of provider by hunting enough to feed himself and his mate, who is bigger than he is, before taking on the added responsibility of hunting for their young when they hatch.
North American Beaver
Beaver dads are devoted family men, handymen and providers in the animal world. They mate for life and take on a co-parenting role in raising their young until they’re about 2-years-old, while helping care for them and teaching them how to become successful ecosystem engineers before they go off and start families of their own.
In 2012, a beaver in Martinez, Calif., known as “Dad” raised fears about what would happen to his young after his mate died from an infection, but he showed us he could do it all as a single father of three.
Beaver Wearing Leaf
Male titi monkeys, who are known for monogamous relationships, are also known for the strong bond they build with their young as primary caregivers. Except for time spent with mom nursing, babies spend the rest of their time being carried around, cared for and protected by their fathers for the first few months of their lives.
As members of a polygamous species, male rheas have a lot of partners, but when it comes to child-rearing these dads pull their weight and then some. Males can have up to a dozen or so female partners who all lay eggs in a nest he builds before they leave. Males then take on the role of incubating and guarding what can be more than 50 eggs for close to two months before taking on the role of a single parent after they hatch. Males have also been known to adopt orphaned chicks who have been separated from their brood.
Nandu Greater Rhea
Darwin’s frog dads, who are native to South America, have come up with a neat and bizarre way to protect their offspring from predators. While they breed like other amphibians, where females lay eggs in the water that are fertilized by males, the males of this species take the fertilized eggs into their mouths, store them in their vocal sacs and keep them there until they’re fully developed frogs — at which point he throws them up.
navigation, survival, How to?, Money, Social Issues, Living
MY OPINIONS AND MUSINGS
Taking a Ride on Life's Journey
Providing recipes,articles & news of interest from around the world
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb...
Random stuff, but mostly about Guns, Freedom and Crappy Government..
A Globalization Of Kindness Toward All Living Beings
Psychic, Astrologer, Healer, & Blogger
A topnotch WordPress.com site
My Own Paradise: Life on Seven and a Half Acres
Learn • Explore • Grow
Impartial Informative Always
Tamil Society & Culture
System Engineering And Marketing Agency.
News, Analysis, and Culture in Translation
Inspirational, Motivational, and Heartwarming Stories
NEUTRALIZE THE FREE RADICALS
fat loss, nutrition, fitness, healthy dairy-free recipes
News and commentary on wildlife and public land issues in the Western United States
Non-denominational, Independent, Bible believing Church
My #Tweets in 140 characters or more ...from our chosen news sites .... #MeAndU
JESUS HAS EVERY ANSWER
Guardians Who Act With Courage, To Defend The Well Being Of All Life.
Working together to make the world a better place to live! A fine WordPress.com site
Kavita Ramlal, Proudly South African
Home of Lukas Kondraciuk Photography
Political News, Commentary and Humor
beauty & travel blogger // a professional amateur with a penchant for Disney, food, & matte lipstick
Iowa Climate Change
A lifestyle blog on responsible sustainability
This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees
“He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.” - Blaise Pascal. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" – George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. We live in a “post-truth” world. According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their low information tabloid reality show news with a distractional superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting – this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." – George Orwell “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Soren Kierkegaard
" This is our daily news that we feel is important & we want to tell people about the truth behind the story "
Citizens Addicted to Truth
Sandy Steinman's Blog
Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness
Exposing The Establishment Daily
Voices of the American Intelligence Media
My Published Works
The Home of Plant-Based Eating.
Exploring the World of Technology One Byte at a Time
Plowing through Life in the Country...One Calf Nut at a Time
Articles, book reviews and diaries on socio-geo-politics
Only The Truth Shall Survive!