Father's day special: And the best father in the animal kingdom is...

owl monkeys If there were a competition for "best father" in the animal kingdom, owl monkeys might very well win.Why? Because father owl monkeys provide most of the care needed by their young--carrying them almost all the time, even when chased by predators. By contrast, caregiving from owl monkey mothers to their young is limited almost exclusively to nursing.Devoted dadsConsidering the high prevalence of "deadbeat dads" and even "cannibal ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131720&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.