111 year-old reptile still makin' whoopee

January 26, 2009 8:20:50 AM PST
Henry the reptile is old, but not too old.

Museum officials in New Zealand say the 111-year-old Henry has been makin' reptile whoopee.

Eleven of his babies were hatched today at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

Henry is a tuatara, which resembles a lizard but has a distinct lineage that can be traced back to the era of the dinosaurs 225 million years ago.

Officials say Henry was a grumpy old man until a tumor was removed from his nether regions.

Now, they hope Henry can be a regular part of the breeding program for his endangered species.

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