He probably is the oldest first time father and it seems everyone is happy about it. In Wellington, New Zealand, an indigenous reptile regarded as one of the last living remnants of the dinosaurs has become a father for the first time at the age of 111, yeah that’s a hundred an eleven years.
Henry the tuatara and his younger mate Mildred produced a dozen eggs last year at the Southland Museum on New Zealand’s South Island.
Tuatara curator Lindsay Hazley said Wednesday Henry has lived at the museum’s special enclosure for Tuatara since 1970 and had shown no interest in sex until he recently had a cancerous growth removed from his genitals. He got caught enjoying the company of three females last year and one of them hatched the eggs.