Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Reptile 'First time' dad at 111.

That is the headline. A reptile has, for the first time become a dad. Here is a little excerpt of the BBC article on it.

A rare 111-year-old New Zealand reptile is set to become a father, possibly for the first time.

Here is some more.

Henry, a tuatara with prehistoric origins, had previously shown no interest in females during nearly 40 years in captivity, say keepers.

But his 80-year-old partner, Mildred, laid 12 eggs in mid-July, 11 of which are due to hatch in about six months.

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