Henry the Tuatara has recently knocked up one of his mates, Mildred, who’s only 70-80 (scaaaandal!), in their museum enclosure/retirement complex at the Southland Museum on New Zealand’s South Island. The couple now have a stack of 12 eggs.
Ladies, a little known fact about Henry…My dentures are removable. Yup, you heard me right.
Henry had shown little interest in reproduction since he arrived in the museum, a raucous young scamp of only 73. But after a recent bout of genital cancer was removed, he’s back in the sack both figuratively and literally, and enjoying a healthy sex life with his harem of three females, much like his idol, Hugh Hefner.
Andrew and I have covered tuatara’s before, namely a robotic one. Native only to New Zealand, tuataras are considered “living fossils” existed side by side with the dinosaurs. They are the only surviving members of the ancient order, Sphenodontia, and are equally related to both snakes and lizards.
Watch out Sarasota, Florida…only approximately 84 years until Andrew and I are 110ish and looking for 75 year old Lolitas.