The Super Dads of the Animal Kingdom!

Every year in June we celebrate the fatherly qualities of all the Henrys, Patricks, Georges, and Victors of this world. However, the human species doesn’t hold a monopoly on unconditional love when it comes to caring for our offspring. So why not pay tribute to all good fathers, all species combined!

The Emperor Penguin

Many species of birds share tasks related to rearing their young, but none take their part more to heart than the emperor penguin. Once the egg is laid, the female gives it to a very determined dad who will incubate it for two months without feeding himself and without ever leaving the egg, even by an inch; with temperatures that can plummet to -500 Celsius within a few minutes, he knows this would be deadly for the embryo!


Were you moved as you were observing the mother swan transporting her fledglings on her back to protect them? Think again! you would have most likely been mistaken, since you were probably in awe of their father! The male gets involved in all the cares given to his cygnets and protects them from the cold as well as from predators.


It’s dad’s responsibility to carry the young, twins most of the time, seven days per week and 24 hours per day. He only returns them to the mom a few minutes per day for their feeding. He will carry them around like this until they become mature and are about a year old.


The Alpha male watches-over his family clan which often includes close to 30 females and their young. It is his responsibility to guide the clan, find food and protect his large family. Although he possesses 200 kg of muscle power, he plays around patiently with the younger gorillas and intervenes wisely to resolve their conflicts.

Frogs and Toads

Many lessons can be learned from the parenting attributes of male frogs and toads: Many species incubate their eggs right inside their mouths to ensure them a fail-safe protection! Others watch over the eggs or tadpoles day and night to make sure they don’t dry up.


Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov