These Pregnant Animals Are Bursting With Cuteness

Male Seahorses Do The Childrearing

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Adam/Flickr
Adam/Flickr

In almost all other cases, it’s the females of a species that have to bear the brunt of the work when it comes to pregnancy and childrearing. When it comes to seahorses, it’s just the opposite. Female seahorses deposit their eggs in a pouch on the front side of the male seahorse. She can deposit around 1,500 eggs at a time.

The male seahorse will then carry the fertilized eggs for anywhere from 9 to 45 days until the babies are fully developed. Then the male seahorse will expel the babies from his body through a series of muscular contractions.