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Monday, May 15, 2006

Panda Couture/Dads as Moms

Child Abuse or Dad of the Year?

Ever wonder what baby pandas glued to a baseball cap might look like? This is so hilarious. I never knew I needed one till now. And now I can't stop thinking about it...

Mister Moms

If its good for the female bat-eared fox, it's good for the male bat-eared fox. A recent study published in Animal Behavior magazine discusses this fox species' reversal of roles.

While mothers were out foraging, fathers mostly stayed in the dens with cubs. There, the fox fathers huddled with their young to keep them warm. They also spent time grooming cubs to help remove parasites.

The fox dads would also make short trips to obtain snacks, such large insects or small birds and rodents, for the cubs. They carried cubs from one den location to another. Fathers even fearlessly defended their young.

How progressive!


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