Wacky Weekend: Animal Dads

Lions, seahorses, and emperor penguins are just some of the animals that make incredible dads. Check out eight fantastic fathers in action in the photo gallery below.

Marmosets—monkeys in Central and South American rain forests—usually have twins. Dads groom, feed, and give piggyback rides to the youngsters soon after they're born.
Photograph by Nick Gordon, NPL, Minden Pictures
The job of African lion fathers, like this one in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, is mostly to protect their cubs—but they also find chances to play.
The job of African lion fathers, like this one in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, is mostly to protect their cubs—but they also find chances to play.
Photograph by Suzi Eszterhas, Minden Pictures