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Fathers of the animal kingdom are not that different from our own beloved dads.

Sure, human dads can play catch(做传球的游戏) and help with homework, but can they give birth? Daddy sea horses can! This Father's Day, while you're praising your family's patriarch(家长,元老), you may also remember that some of the best dads in the world can be found in the animal kingdom:

Sea Horses: The "Mr. Moms" of the marine1(海的) world, male sea horses, carry up to 2,000 fertilized2 eggs in pouches(小袋,小包) in their stomachs until they hatch. Even after the babies are born, they stay inside the pouch3 until they are ready to venture out(冒险出门) on their own.

Microhylid Frogs: Buy these dads a "Baby on Board" sign to put on their backs! These froggy fathers from New Guinea play piggyback(在肩上) once their babies hatch from their eggs. One by one, the dad lets as many as 24 froglets(小蛙,幼蛙) climb onto his back for a family road trip. He hops4 about 50 feet each night, and one by one, his kids jump off along the way to begin new lives of their own.

Darwin's Rheas(美洲驼): Thought your dad was overprotective? Darwin's rhea, also known as South American ostriches5(鸵鸟), are so protective of their children that they routinely rush cowboys on horseback and have even been known to attack small airplanes on the ground if they get too close to their brood(窝)!

Marmosets(美洲小长尾猴): These little monkeys do everything but Lamaze class! Dedicated6 dads assist during labor7 by biting off the umbilical cord(脐带) and cleaning up the afterbirth. They also let Mom get some R&R by taking care of the kids when they're not nursing.

Sand Grouse8(沙滩松鸡): Talk about sponging off Dad! These pigeon-like birds live in areas where water is sparse9(稀少的,稀疏的), so fathers fly as many as 50 miles to get water for their kids. After they soak up(吸收,摄取) the water in their breast feathers, they fly home and let their chicks suckle the moisture(潮湿,水分) from their bodies.

Fathers of the animal kingdom are not that different from our own beloved dads. This Father's Day, when you are honoring your dad, honor animal dads, too, by practicing kindness and compassion10 toward all animals.


1 marine 77Izo     
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
2 Fertilized 0f66e269f3e72fa001554304e59712da     
v.施肥( fertilize的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The study of psychology has recently been widely cross-fertilized by new discoveries in genetics. 心理学研究最近从遗传学的新发现中受益匪浅。
  • Flowers are often fertilized by bees as they gather nectar. 花常在蜜蜂采蜜时受粉。
3 pouch Oi1y1     
  • He was going to make a tobacco pouch out of them. 他要用它们缝制一个烟草袋。
  • The old man is always carrying a tobacco pouch with him.这老汉总是随身带着烟袋。
4 hops a6b9236bf6c7a3dfafdbc0709208acc0     
跳上[下]( hop的第三人称单数 ); 单足蹦跳; 齐足(或双足)跳行; 摘葎草花
  • The sparrow crossed the lawn in a series of hops. 那麻雀一蹦一跳地穿过草坪。
  • It is brewed from malt and hops. 它用麦精和蛇麻草酿成。
5 ostriches 527632ac780f6daef4ae4634bb94d739     
n.鸵鸟( ostrich的名词复数 );逃避现实的人,不愿正视现实者
  • They are the silliest lot of old ostriches I ever heard of. 他们真是我闻所未闻的一群最傻的老鸵鸟。 来自辞典例句
  • How ostriches could bear to run so hard in this heat I never succeed in understanding. 驼鸟在这样干燥炎热的地带为什么能疾速长跑,我永远也理解不了。 来自辞典例句
6 dedicated duHzy2     
  • He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他献身于教育事业。
  • His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改进这项设计上了。
7 labor P9Tzs     
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
8 grouse Lycys     
  • They're shooting grouse up on the moors.他们在荒野射猎松鸡。
  • If you don't agree with me,please forget my grouse.如果你的看法不同,请不必介意我的牢骚之言。
9 sparse SFjzG     
  • The teacher's house is in the suburb where the houses are sparse.老师的家在郊区,那里稀稀拉拉有几处房子。
  • The sparse vegetation will only feed a small population of animals.稀疏的植物只够喂养少量的动物。
10 compassion 3q2zZ     
  • He could not help having compassion for the poor creature.他情不自禁地怜悯起那个可怜的人来。
  • Her heart was filled with compassion for the motherless children.她对于没有母亲的孩子们充满了怜悯心。
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