Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk197-Fathers

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  The male Southern Masked Weaver

builds a nest for its beloved. 

He pays attention to details because

his future bride will pull it to pieces

if the nest is not up to her standard. 

Future father weaver commences all over again.  

Father lion allowed his wives and children

to rest on the other side of the road. 

Apparently this is an unusual sight,

seeing the male and female ostrich together. 

Less than 10 percent of nests survive

the 9 weeks of laying and incubation. 

Of those that do survive only fifteen percent

of chicks survive to one year of age.

However, if an ostrich can survive to adulthood,

they are expected to live 40-45 years in the wild

and over 60 years in captivity.

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