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The Green Life: Fabulous Fathers: The Best Animal Dad Videos

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June 14, 2013

Fabulous Fathers: The Best Animal Dad Videos

Emperor PenguinWith Father's Day just around the corner, it's time to shine light on some of the best fathers in the animal kingdom. From tigers to penguins, each animal takes care of their offspring in a different manner: some like to play fight, some hold dedicated watch over young, while others believe in tough love.

Check out our collection of wildlife videos below and find out which award we give to each animal dad.

Trendsetter Dad
This is the first male tiger (known to humans) that takes care of his young ones. That's why we applaud this striped beauty for breaking the norm and getting in touch with his sensitive side. 


Best Stay-at-Home Dad Award
This dad from the White Continent likes to stay home with the kids while the mother goes fishing. The dedicated bird doesn't hunt and eat for months just so the eggs are warm before they hatch.


Like Father, Like Son Award
Everyone knows that children need exercise. Some human dads like to teach their kids how to bike, while others teach their children some sort of sport. This cuddly gorilla likes to be chased around and play in hay with his son. There are a few special moments in this video, but stick around for when the father nudges his infant off the wood block.


Tough Love Award
Dad wants to stay around for the kids but also just wants to be left alone to bask in the sun. His cub, on the other hand, has other plans...

Image by iStockphoto/BernardBreton 

Ailsa Sachdev is an editorial intern at Sierra. She is a rising senior at Mount Holyoke College and spent the last semester reporting on witchcraft in Morocco. She is passionate about food and travel, and knows "I'm hungry" in over 10 languages.

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