Tuatara looks like just another reptile, but it is excitingly extraordinary – thanks to their ancient lineage! While they still flourish and making their mark in the world even today, other members of their order ran extinct 60 million years ago.
Tuataras have a life expectancy of 90 years, and they don’t stop growing and maturing until at least 30 years of age.
Tuataras are native to New Zealand, with two species residing in those areas. Fully-grown Tuataras are usually 12 to 30 inches in length and weigh around 0.5 to 2.5 lbs.
An interesting fact about Tuataras is that they have the third eye at the top of their heads! Impressive huh?