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It’s a Happy Father’s Day in the Animal Kingdom

Dr. Mark Penning

by , Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks

There are so many incredible stories of fathers in nature – from young marmosets and tamarins who spend most of their time clinging to dad, to Asian-clawed otters that teach their pups to swim and play.

Then there are the males that truly go above and beyond. Did you know that male angelfish carry their eggs inside their mouths, not eating for as many as 30 days, to protect their offspring? See the video below to learn about some truly fascinating dads, and visit to learn more about the animals at the Walt Disney World Resort. And Happy Father’s Day!