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Dayak fruit bat

Gwenn Seemel
Father and child (Dayak fruit bat)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

Sometimes boys feed babies.

Among mammals, the female tends to be more involved in childcare than the male since the young gestate inside the female‚Äôs body where the male cannot access them.  That said, not all male mammals fail to parent actively.  For example, male Dayak fruit bats can produce milk to feed their young from their nipples.

To learn more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog.