Parthenogenesis

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Name: Parthenogenesis
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 3 reports

World's Largest Species of Snake has 'Virgin Birth' for First Time

Reticulated python Thelma gave birth to six female offspring by herself(Louisville Zoo/The Courier)The world's longest snake has given birth to six pythons without the aid of a male in what is believed to be a first for the species.An 11-year-old female ... [Published International Business Times UK - Oct 24 2014]

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"It takes a lot out of [pythons] to reproduce, and she had everything she needed. I had fed her a really big meal, 40 pounds [18 kilograms] of chicken. She was living in an exhibit larger than the typical size. There were heat pads. Everything was optimal" he said

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World's Largest Species of Snake has 'Virgin Bi... [Published International Business Times UK - Oct 24 2014]
Thelma the python has a 'virgin birth': Longest... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 24 2014]
Thelma the python has a virgin birth: Longest s... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 24 2014]
Hope and prey [Published Times Education Supplement - Mar 30 2014]
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