Father’s Day on Critter Twitter

The world’s zoos celebrate Father’s Day by sharing pictures of their proud papas.

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15 thoughts on “Father’s Day on Critter Twitter

  1. allein 🐾 June 18, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Awww! Happy father’s day!

  2. Murray C June 18, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    That’s wonderful – the gorilla was so sweet – and funny! He seemed a little perplexed about which end was up with baby gorilla.

    • fkaWaldenPond June 18, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      😀 And it looked like he was fiddling with a nappy– ‘hmmm which way, how does this go on…let’s see… instructions were, take baby, bum side up…’

      • Murray C June 19, 2017 / 12:48 am


    • fkaWaldenPond June 18, 2017 / 6:44 pm

      🙂 I was out this morning and walked out on the quay bordering the Credit River and Lake Ontario– the water level is at a record high, alarming actually– the good news though is there was a very proud Mama Swan on her nest with proud Pops, keeping a watchful eye. She got up to shift and she had four eggs! I think she purposely moved to show them off. 😀 😉

  3. Smartypants June 18, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Oh, that reminds me! (this was on Zooborns a few days ago, but I didn’t think of it for Father’s Day) It’s super cute video of a ‘Darwin’s Rhea’ family – a big bird like an emu where the dad raises the kids: https://youtu.be/CG6UhmeOOpg

    • Murray C June 19, 2017 / 12:47 am

      Just love the rhea chicks’ onesies.

    • Laura June 18, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Fiona has such a handsome papa! Almost as good-looking as her wonderful mom, Bibi! Seriously, what is it about hippos that makes them so cute? (As long as they’re accustomed to humans in the zoo, that is — in the wild they can be pretty terrifying!)

    • Smartypants June 18, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Marvelous! I don’t think I’ve ever seen her interacting with Papa Blorp before.

    • Duckie 🐥 June 18, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Henry’s tongue is almost as big as Fiona.

    • Murray C June 19, 2017 / 12:44 am

      Oh, my heavens that’s so cute! His schnozzola is big enough to suck her right in! Yet he can gently lick her – he wasn’t just TASTING her, right?????

      • HaHa June 19, 2017 / 8:58 am

        Adorable! -for the hippo-
        And another reason I am glad not to be a hippo. I am glad my father never licked my whole face before. Or any part of it for that matter. 😀
        I would regularly tell my kiddos when they had gotten particularly dirty, “Aren’t you glad you are not like the cat or dog and have to lick yourself clean?”

        • Murray C June 19, 2017 / 9:35 am

          Yeah – the closest I ever came to that was my mother spitting on a hanky and cleaning some imaginary schmutsch off of my face – YUCK!

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