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Worst Fathers In The Animal Kingdom

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Male grizzly bears sometimes eat their own cubs, if the little ones wander into dad's territory.
Male grizzly bears sometimes eat their own cubs, if the little ones wander into dad's territory.

Father's Day may be this Sunday, but there are some deadbeat dads in the animal kingdom who shouldn't expect cards this weekend.

Male lions selfishly lay around while the lionesses fetch dinner, then make sure they eat first and leave only scraps for their cubs. Grizzly bears aren't much better father figures, either -- they're known to eat their young if the baby bears stumble into dad's territory.The body of the feline is being sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing.

The unidentified man, who is in his 50s, remains in critical condition at St. Charles Medical Center-Bend.

His illness marks the fifth case of plague in Oregon since 1995.

More than a dozen people who were in contact with the sick man have been notified and are receiving preventive antibiotics.

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Read the whole story at Mental Floss

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