Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Mr. Dad (Emu)

painting of an emu dad with a baby by feminist artist Gwenn Seemel
Gwenn Seemel
Mr. Dad (Emu)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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Sometimes boys are more interested in taking care of children than girls.

Female emus mate with males, lay eggs, and then move on, often times mating with multiple males in a single season. The male incubates his eggs, which have usually been laid by various females. Once the young are hatched the male nurtures them for up to seven months, defending them from predators and teaching them to find food.

And certain boys feed babies.

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emu painting by wildlife artist Gwenn Seemel
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