10 Really Great Animal Dads (Slideshow)


Olive baboons in Tanzania. Photo by Andrew Ross via Flickr.

While many male birds make proper "Mr. Moms," sharing duties with their mates, fewer than 5 percent of all male mammals play any role in directly tending infants of the species -- leaving a lot of deadbeat animal dads out there.

With Father's Day around the corner, it's the perfect time to give credit to 10 species with fathers that do go the extra mile for the kids -- pulling their parenting weight around the nest, pond, or forest.

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