Moms often get the credit for not only childbearing but also childrearing, while dads are left out and ignored. Though moms everywhere should of course be championed for their hard work when it comes to raising children, so too should dads! Whether it gets noticed or not, Pops has to make sacrifices and take on a new role when a child is born — and the same goes for these amazing animal dads.
Some animal dads get an bad rap for being totally uninterested in their offspring, while other furry fathers go above and beyond to take care of their little ones. Consider the seahorse, for instance, one of the few species where the male is the partner that gets pregnant, or the emperor penguin, who sits on his eggs, cold and hungry, for almost two months.
To honor these hardworking fellas, we've rounded up some of our favorite dedicated dads. If they were humans, we're sure they'd have a pantry full of World's Best Dad mugs.
Keep scrolling to learn more about the best dads in the animal kingdom.