Friday, August 08, 2008

110-Year-Old Tuatara Becomes a Father

Here's a little something to brighten your Friday:

(CNN) -- At well over 100 years old and showing no interest in sex for over four decades, Henry is on his way to becoming a dad.

Henry, the oldest tuatara to mate at Southland Museum, enjoys a cold shower in his home in New Zealand.

Henry is a tuatara, a rare lizard-like creature that descended from dinosaurs. The tuatara has been endangered since the 1890s, and it's only found on a handful of New Zealand's offshore islands.

Regarding the title of the article, a tuatara is not a lizard.


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