Python births 6 sans mate

October 24, 2014 3:22 PM

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Zoo officials said Thursday that one of their female reticulated pythons, Thelma, gave birth to six baby pythons without the aid of a male python. She shared exhibit space ONLY with another female python, Louise.

The zoo did, with the help of a University of Tulsa expert — assistant professor of biological sciences Warren Booth, who has been documenting the phenomenon of virgin birth in other snakes in recent years.

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