Jan 26, 2009 - Science    22 Comments

The oldest first time father !

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.


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  • As a Muslim, you’re supposed to press and snub reports of adultery.

  • how can we be sure it is him… ???


  • Good for him!

  • :O :O 3 females…nalayak :O :O
    lol…nice information..long life this guy is living 😐 😐

    but 3 females?? :O :O :O :((

  • I know many people (mostly females) who need to have a cancerous growth removed from their genitals. πŸ˜‰

  • the michael jackson of the dragon species..

  • Hahahah…definitely NOT Nalayak in any way

  • funny news

  • Adultery…pedophilia…oh, keep your human values off of them poor animals.

    Hope the 111 father lives to see his children grow up and do him honor…wait, human values again.

  • Freethinker, thank you for your kind comments. I was only kidding, and I thought that was all too obvious.

  • Oh I was just kidding too Saadia…and I thought I made it obvious too with the tone.

  • mental note: people think of me as a serious person and don’t expect me to joke

  • Oh lovely to see this oldie getting babies. We have seen them a couple of times in the holidays. When I went with some kids to the zoo and in Dunedin where they had babies as well. They are real strange creatures. They sit there like a statue Only because they blinked sometimes you could see that they were alive.

  • What if he’s actually a twin?

  • Just realised that the Soutland museum is in Invercargill. So that means I was eye to eye with Henry
    a few weeks ago and saw his babies
    I can report he and the children are doing fine

  • What a dirty old man! He should be ashamed!

  • I simply couldn’t help smiling on “enjoying the company of three females”:)

    Btw, its strange to know reptiles enjoy sex and produce eggs even after hitting century of age.
    Wah wah am impressed. They kind a like our bearded brothers in north.

  • “enjoying the company of three females”

    Islam main aik aur ki gunjaaish hay πŸ˜‰

  • now thats a man!!! what a stud!! he looks muslim too from his beard πŸ˜›

  • no one is interested in the fact that he became a dad at the ripe old age of 111. People are more interested in his Islamic lifestyle of three timing.

  • LOL @ Saadia

  • I love Tuataras. I have a plastic one on my desk at work πŸ˜€

    Its been a while since i commented – hey Tazeen πŸ™‚

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