Sunday, 23 March 2008

It takes two tuataras to tango

At the ripe age of 100, temperamental tuatara Henry has finally found his mojo.

The Southland Museum had big plans for Henry when he first arrived there in 1970, but unfortunately the younger ladies Juliette and Lucy were not quite doing it for him.

After 38 years of checking out the talent it was the older woman, 80-year-old Mildred, who won out.


You can catch Henry and Mildred in the act in this video from New Zealand's TV3. (Perfectly safe for work. Unless you work with narrow-minded tuataras.)

The curator should get his own show.

Hat tip to Lynsey at Marginalia for the link.

3 comments:

Lynsey said...

Update (Jan 26, 2009): Henry's got more than lead in his pencil - http://www.stuff.co.nz/4829748a26642.html

At 111, Henry rocks! Perhaps it's the influence of the younger woman... inquiring minds want to know.

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

I tried to watch that video, but it asked for a password.

Snail said...

Aydin, it looks as though the original video has been taken down. Probably at the request of Henry's agent.