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These unappreciated animal dads make big sacrifices for their young

21/06/2021 07:13 PM | Click to read full article

The sacrifices of animal mothers are well documented, while males’ efforts often go unnoticed. That’s in part because people tend to be familiar only with the extremes of animal fatherhood.

But as we get more and more observations on different species over long periods of time, we are increasingly appreciating that the story is really complex. Here are some animal dads whose hard work in raising the next generation often goes unnoticed.