Happy Father's Day from the Animal Kingdom / by Adrian Galli

When discussing the dads of the animal kingdom, we hear all about the Emperor Penguin and its fatherly love. Seahorses are also an incredible oddity of the ocean—they carry their young to term. But one animal is commonly forgotten.

The Great Flamingo male is a pink, feminist of a man who not only mates monogamously but also takes equal amounts of responsibility in home preparation (nesting), egg incubation, and raising their young.

A model father to humans and the rest of the animal kingdom, we can't forget the many other fantastic dads out there— so I bid all fathers today, Happy Father's Day!

Check out more about the dads of the world from Africa Geographic.