August 7, 2008

Tuatara to Be a Father at 111

World News IN BRIEF

*WELLINGTON An indigenous New Zealand reptile regarded as one of the last living descendants of the dinosaurs will become a father at the age of 111. Henry the tuatara and his mate Mildred, aged between 70 and 80, produced 12 eggs after mating this year at the Southland Museum in Invercargill. Tuatara are the lizard-like last descendants of a species of reptile that walked the earth 225 million years ago.

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