Friday, June 19, 2009
Happy Father's Day
Photo by I Na Aina E
In the animal world, it's not only the mothers who tend babies. Take the flamingo for example...and no, I don't mean the funny plastic ones that "flock" on people's lawns.
Flamingo moms and dads share equally in tending the nest and feeding hatchlings. The male is even capable of producing the same "milk" as females do for their young. You can't get much more involved in baby rearing than that, can you?
And it does take a lot of feeding for these babies to grow into the tall beautiful birds they become. Though born gray, they will turn that famous pink color by getting plenty of beta carotene in their diet.
So here's a big Father's Day salute to the hard working dads of the world... both human and animal. May your day be delightful!