Penguin and Blue Bear here.
We’ve already thanked our dads for being as cool as they are, and we figured it was time to give a special thanks to some really neat animal fathers we find in mother nature.
First of all, there’s the seahorse (also known as a hippocamp). As you can read in this Wikipedia article here in the section entitled “Reproduction”, the female seahorse actually deposits 1500 eggs into the male’s special pouch called a “brood pouch”. The male then keeps the eggs in this pouch until they hatch, which takes anywhere from 9-45 days. Imagine keeping 1500 eggs safe and protected for that long! Way to go, Daddy seahorse!
Meanwhile, the Emperor Penguin male incubates its baby penguin’s egg all the way until it hatches. Awww…I’d love to have a tiny penguin in an egg! I’m sure it’s a tough job for the father though; so let’s all give a hand to Emperor Penguin fathers who help bring their adorable chicks into this world! Yay!
Emperor Penguin Father with Newly Hatched Chick
Happy Father’s Day to all from Blue Bear and Penguin!
Seahorse found here: Beautiful Deep Ocean
Penguins found here: LA Weekly: Rad Dads