WEIRD FACTS ABOUT
TUATARA

curly underline

TUATARA

The tuatara is a reptile that is found in New Zealand which has been classed as an endangered species since 1895.

They have no ears, but have been shown to be able to hear. In 2009, Henry, a tuatara in New Zealand, become a father for the first time at the age of 111.

For some time, Henry had had a reputation for aggression and was apparently not interested in sex, but all that changed after a cancerous growth was removed from his bottom.

He mated in March 2008 with Mildred, 31 years his junior, who laid 12 eggs in June which gave birth to 11 surviving baby tuataras.


| Share |

You may also be interested in:

BEER
The total amount of beer drunk in the world in 2007 was a record 180... MORE

DALLAS
Nobody knows who Dallas is named after. George Mifflin Dallas, US Vice-President 1845-49, is possible... MORE

SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION
In 2008, the Swedish government ordered the National Road Administration to design a female alternative... MORE

MEXICO CITY
The 20 million inhabitants of Mexico City produce enough sewage to fill an Olympic swimming... MORE

AUSTRALIA
In Australia, December is the least common month for births but the most common month... MORE

SODOMY
In November 1998, the Supreme Court of the US state of Georgia ruled by a... MORE

URINE
According to Francis Bacon: 'We find also that places where men urine commonly have smell... MORE

OLYMPIC GAMES
Nobody knows when the first Olympic Games took place. There was certainly such a festival at... MORE

REVOLVING DOORS
The International Revolving Door Association was established in 1991. It is based in California and... MORE

COLORADO
Between the years 1992 and 1994, the town of Avon, Colorado, held an annual Bobfest... MORE

GARDEN
Not only was Jihae Hwang's 'Hae-woo-so' garden at the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show the first... MORE

GAMBIA
A group of cryptozoologists from Britain went on an expedition to Gambia in 2006 in... MORE

MANGELWURZEL
An annual Mangold Hurl is held in the village of Sherston, Wiltshire, under the auspices... MORE

ALEXANDRA
Wife of Edward VII, Queen Alexandra admitted she had no interest in intellectual pursuits and... MORE

JIGSAW
The jigsaw was invented by the English mapmaker and geographer John Spilsbury in 1760. His... MORE

SPONSORED LINKS:

Ads by Chitika