There are some outstanding fathers in the animal kingdom, and this protective father frog ranks among the best. To guard his offspring from marauding wasps, he pulls off some outstandingly well-aimed kicks.

And while the kicks are great to watch, we appreciate the added humor of the ninja sound effects.

Jaymi Heimbuch ( @jaymiheimbuch ) focuses on wildlife conservation and animal news from her home base in San Francisco.

This protective frog father pulls ninja moves to defend offspring
The egg-eating wasps don't stand a chance.