Reptilia Inc.

April 24, 2007 11:19 ET

How many eggs does a 20 foot python lay?

Diaga, Reptilia's 20 foot reticulated python started laying her eggs at 9:50 AM

Attention: City Editor, News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor VAUGHAN, ONTARIO, SPECIAL EVENT--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) - Reptilia is holding a contest for visitors to the zoo. Guess how many eggs Diaga has laid and win a one year family membership for the zoo! Visitors can come and see Diaga and her eggs during regular hours between 10AM and 6 PM Monday-Sunday.

Diaga is a 20 foot long reticulated python. This species of snake grows to be the longest snake in the world and can lay over 80 eggs in a clutch with the record being 100 eggs. All pythons coil around their eggs and protect them during incubation. The brooding females may rhythmicly contract their muscles to keep the eggs warm. /For further information: Secondary Contact: Nicole Tal (905) 761-6223 x 232
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  • Joshua V. Feltham, General Manager, Reptilia Inc.
    Primary Phone: 905-761-6223 ext. 224
    Secondary Phone: 416-705-2226
    Toll-Free: 888-737-8454
    E-mail: jfeltham@reptilia.org