Female python, 62, at St. Louis Zoo lays 7 eggs, seemingly without male


A St. Louis Zoo female python has laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades.

The 62-year-old ball python, which has no name, laid the eggs on July 23, three of which remain in an incubator, two of which were used for genetic sampling and two of which did not survive. The surviving eggs will need about a month to hatch.

A 62-year-old ball python curled up around her eggs on July 23, 2020. Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. (Chawna Schuette/Saint Louis Zoo via AP)

A 62-year-old ball python curled up around her eggs on July 23, 2020. Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades. (Chawna Schuette/Saint Louis Zoo via AP)

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