Visit the great fathers of the animal kingdom
The most important job for a lion dad is to protect his young from danger. His lineage depends on it! Remember, next time your dad says you can’t go to that party that he’s only looking out for you. Check out Luke the lion in the Great Cats exhibit and stick around for a keeper chat at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
For young gorillas, a relationship with their dad is vital to their survival. These fathers can use their canines to free their young from wire traps, kind of like how you call your dad for help when you’re in a sticky situation. Come see Baraka and the Zoo's other gorillas during a keeper chat at 1 p.m. in the Great Ape House.
Male catfish watch over their fries (or young) until they’re ready to be sent off to the real world at 3 weeks old. Unlike human children, they don’t come crawling back to him when they need money or a place to stay. Make your way down to Amazonia to see them in action.
To learn more about these animals or others, check out Sunday's full keeper talk and demonstration schedule.