Nature's 9 Best Animal Dads

Seahorses inhabit shallow tropical waters worldwide. Male seahorses are among the most important animal fathers. 

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Seahorse

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Recent fossil evidence reveals that certain dinosaur adult males brooded their offspring's eggs. 

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Dinosaurs

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After breeding, Darwin's frogs' father swallows the eggs and diverts them to a water pool in his vocal sac, which may be the oddest act in nature.

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Darwin’s Frog

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Rarely do male mammals help their offspring survive, but the California mouse does. These mice are also monogamous, a mammalian rarity. 

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California Mouse

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Barbary macaques, located in Gibraltar and the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco, are matriarchal and polygamous. 

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Barbary Macaque

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Massive water bugs are another weird example of paternal care. They are almost two centimeters long and live in freshwater streams and ponds worldwide. 

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Giant Water Bug

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Another kind father is the male great hornbill. Great hornbills inhabit India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Nepal, and nearby territories. 

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Great Hornbill

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A two- to three-month pregnancy follows mating, and the female stays with her pups in the den following birth. 

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Wolves

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Last but not least, honor human fathers. Adult male humans usually pursue females for years, competing with many other guys.

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Human

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