Daddys Under The Sun! Which Animal makes the Best Daddy? Why do Chief Gorillas have Silver Hairs on their Back? Why do Men Have Nipples?


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This Sunday is Father’s Day in the UK, so this week is a celebration of Daddy’s and male things! Our first question is from Tasso who would like to know which animal makes the best Daddy? Find out about a tiny monkey called a Pygmy marmoset – the smallest monkey in the world - arctic wolves, emperor penguins and perhaps the best Dads of all – seahorses! To tell us about seahorses we have marine biologist Helen Scales who has written a book about them, called Poseidon's Steed.

Next up is Reuben who wants to know about silverback gorillas, specifically why do chief gorillas have silver hairs on their back? Uncover how a group of gorillas decide which adult is in charge of a group and at what age a black back gorillas hair turns silver and discover how silverback gorillas make great Dads!

Thirdly, Archie has a great question which is why do men have nipples? Such a great question and not one I had thought about before - essentially it’s because girls, women and mummy’s do! You’ll learn which male mammal can make milk from it’s nipples, hint, it’s not a human, its something that can fly and likes eating fruit.

I hope you enjoy this week’s episode.

A huge thank you to Helen Scales for talking to us about seahorses and of course a big thank you to Tasso, Archie and Reuben for this week’s questions!

I’ll be back next week answering more questions from children around the world in another episode of EUTS. Do send in your questions, there’s info about how to do that on the show’s website, Just ask an adult to help you use their phone to make a recording of your question. You just need to:

say your name, your age, a bit about yourself (two things you love) and send the recording into me at

Remember, the questions will now also be in a BOOK, I need all the questions soon as I’m busy writing away so please do send them in as soon as you can!

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