As a young pup grows, dad takes on the role of stern, sometimes playful mentor helping integrate the pup into the pack. Father's Day will be here before we know it, and instead of getting dear old dad the same tie or grilling utensil he gets every year, why not blow his mind with the wonderful gift of interesting facts about animal dads? It's really the gift that keeps on giving.
12 Facts About Animal Dads To Share With Your Father
1. A father sea catfish keeps the eggs of his young in his mouth until they are ready to hatch.
2. Most male ducks live as bachelors, but the ruddy duck of North America helps care for his young.
3. Marmosets monkey dads take care of their babies from birth!
When the marmoset is born, the father cleans it, then carries it to the mother only when it needs to be nursed.
4. A father Emperor penguin withstands the Antarctic cold for 60 days or more to protect his eggs!
If he moves too suddenly or the egg becomes exposed to the freezing temperatures, the chick will die. But these dads have it down so well, they always do it right.