Authorities of Thiruvananthapuram Zoo and animal enthusiasts were full of excitement after it was reported that one of its female anaconda was pregnant. As the whole city was awaiting the reptile to finish the last trimester of pregnancy, veterinarians have now confirmed that it was a case of "pseudo pregnancy".


Angela had shown signs of pregnancy such as belly enlargement, weight gain and aloofness after mating with the lone male anaconda in the zoo last March. The zoo authorities were waiting her to complete seven-months gestation period and had made all arrangement to welcome the babies when an ultra sound scanning revealed that Angela was actually faking her pregnancy.


Including Angela, the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo houses seven anacondas, including six females and a male.


The anacondas were brought to the Zoo from Sri Lanka in 2014.