2nd place in Derby #604: Dadism!
INTERESTING ANIMAL DADS: SEAHORSE EDITION
seahorse dudes get pregnant. it's like an aquatic "junior." the lady seahorse lays a load of eggs inside the male, who then floats around feeling uncomfortably swollen and worrying about the course of his seahorse career while he's on paternity leave from his seahorse job. eventually he gives birth in one of the most vile and nightmarish displays mother nature has ever conjured.
because the male seahorse gives birth, social commentators will often point to these animals as an example of gender equality in the wild, and it is a nice paradigm, but also sometimes the seahorse dad eats some of the babies as they burst from his body, so maybe they're not the best paternal role models. on the plus side, though, they can't talk, so no dad jokes!