Giant Python Commits Suicide In Imo State Zoo

The python immortalized at Imo state zoo

This sounds weird but that’s what it is. A huge python kept in Imo State government-owned zoo starved to death while in captivity following what looked like a ‘hunger strike’.

Zoo attendants told massmediang that the snake was brought to the zoo early this year but was apparently not comfortable with denial of freedom after it was placed in a cage.


The snake continued to reject food thrown into the cage by attendants until it died of starvation.

Literally speaking, the python died of ‘hunger strike’ shortly after it was brought to the zoo located at old Nekede road, Owerri.

Zoo attendants then used chemicals to preserve the dead python and keep in the zoo museum where it currently is.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. Chukwuanu Ekpereamaka Peace

    Hmmm python committing suicide is quite strange ooo

  2. Obiechina Ifunanya Vivian

    Chai! Rest I peace o

  3. Obiechina Ifunanya Vivian

    Chai! Rest in peace o

  4. Poor Python,you could have eaten to stay alive

  5. Python why


  7. This is weird. Will like to go see this strange python some day

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