From National Geographic:
In the wild, the biggest Father’s Day presents should probably go the seahorse, one of the only male animals known to get pregnant and give birth.
More on the Knysna seahorse here.
The Knysna Sea Horse occurs only in South Africa and is unusual because it occurs in estuaries.
It has the most limited distribution of all seahorse species and is listed as the most threatened seahorse species in the world.
Seahorses are found in most of the world’s shallower seas – from Tasmania in the south to the English Channel in the north.
All seahorses belong to the genus Hippocampus, from the Greek words for horse (hippos) and sea monster (campus) and all have similar breeding habits.
There are between thirty and forty known species.
Although specimens of up to 12cm in length have been recorded, the average Knysna seahorse is about 7cm long.
While we’re in South Africa: Nelson Mandela biography.