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Father's Day: A Photographic Celebration Of Parenthood In The Animal Kingdom

By Marike Lauwrens 5 months ago
Categories Conservation

Father’s Day – a day in observance of all the father figures and the contribution they make to the children in their lives. Where you find yourself in the world determines when you celebrate Father’s Day, but most countries celebrate this day on the third Sunday in June.

We don’t know if the animal kingdom celebrates Father’s Day too, but we thought they deserve the recognition for all their hard work! We searched wide and far to bring you some of the best captures of fatherhood in the animal kingdom! Here’s to all the furry, clawed or feathered dads!

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of ParenthoodPhoto: Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”  Jim Valvano

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of Parenthood

“A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.”  Frank A. Clark

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of ParenthoodBird Photo: Likeaduck/Flickr

“My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.”   Pete Rose

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of Parenthood

“My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.”  Beau Bridges

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of ParenthoodDog Photo: Bob Haarmans/Flickr

“Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful.”  William Hurt

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of Parenthood

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”  Umberto Eco

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of ParenthoodPhoto: Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr 

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.”  William Shakespeare

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of Parenthood

“I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.”  Orson Scott Card

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of ParenthoodTiger Photo: Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”  Abbé Prévost

Father's Day In The Animal Kingdom: A Photographic Celebration Of ParenthoodPeacock Photo: Johnn/Flickr

“There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.”  Joni Eareckson Tada

 

These special creatures sure give new meaning to fatherhood. Help us conserve these proud daddies, their families and habitats for future generations to come!

 

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