When zookeepers at St. Louis Zoo looked at the oldest female snake in the zoo, they were surprised to find her coiled around a clutch of newly laid eggs – especially since she hadn’t been in contact with a male for 15 years. The ball python is estimated to be 62 years old and has lived in the zoo since 1961. It laid seven snake eggs a day on July 23, which shocked the zoo’s managers. < / P > < p > “it’s definitely the oldest snake we know [to lay eggs],” mark Wanner, the zoo’s manager, told AP news. This female snake has no name. It’s called 361003. There are two ball pythons in the zoo. The other, a 31 year old male, is not kept near the female. The pythons are usually found in Africa and are known to reproduce asexually. Female snakes store sperm to fertilize later in life. According to Wanner, the longest time for the boa to delay fertilization and give birth to offspring was only seven years. Now the ball python may have set a new record for 15 years. Two of the eggs are undergoing genetic testing to determine whether they reproduce asexually or sexually. Two more eggs have died, but the other three are hatching to keep them safe. < / P > < p > “if they continue to live and grow, we expect to hatch in the next two to three weeks,” wanner said. &We’ve prayed that some of these animals will hatch, but we’re not sure. "The report shows that the number of app store purchases soared in the first half of this year due to the impact of covid-19