Ball pythons are native to central and western Africa and can reproduce asexually, which is known as facultative parthenogenesis, the zoo said. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. The zoo has one more ball python who is a male and … She laid a clutch of eggs in 2009 that didn’t survive. In vertebrates, facultative parthenogenesis (i.e. The python, which has not been given a name, laid the eggs July 23. Asexual reproduction (called facultative parthenogenesis) is not common in snakes, but it does happen. She laid a clutch of eggs in 2009 that didn’t survive. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. The snakes aren’t on public view. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. A private owner gave the female to the zoo in 1961. The private owner gave the female to the zoo in 1961. The snakes aren’t on public view. The snakes aren’t on public view. The only other ball python in the zoo’s herpetarium is a male that’s about 31. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. The only other ball python in the zoo’s herpetarium is a male that’s about 31. (Image: St Louis Zoo) Snakes are also known to store sperm for delayed fertilization. Other Top Stories: – Tennessee officials searching for tiger spotted by deputy– Nearly $500K hidden in furniture seized at Miami airport Wanner … asexual reproduction by a sexually reproducing species) has been documented in four diverse taxonomic groups, namely sharks, birds, lizards, and snakes. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually (known as facultative parthenogenesis). The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. The only other ball python in the zoo’s herpetarium is a male that’s about 31. The genetic sampling will show whether the eggs were reproduced sexually or asexually, called facultative parthenogenesis. A private owner gave the female to the zoo in 1961.