New dad at age 113

January 27, 2009 10:54:56 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.[SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

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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