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111-year-old reptile sires eleven offspring

A 111-year-old Tuatara, a New Zealand reptile, one of the last living descendants of the dinosaurs has proved it’s never too late to sire offspring. He and his mate, 70-80 years old, have laid 12 eggs, of which 11 hatched.

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An item "111-year-old reptile sires eleven offspring" ("Snapshots -Science amp; Technology" page, January 29, 2009) said that the Tuatara, a NewZealand reptile, and his mate, 70-80 years old, have laid 12 eggs, of which11 hatched. Only the female lays

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