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These Incredibly Rare ‘Baby Dragons’ Were Recently Found Inside A Cave In Slovenia

In a Slovenian cave visited by a million tourists every year, a bizarre and rare amphibian is guarding a significant clutch of eggs.

The olm, a blind salamander found in cave rivers of the Balkans, is thought to live for more than 100 years but reproduces just once or twice a decade.

A female in an aquarium at the Postojna Cave has laid 50-60 eggs – and three of them are now showing signs of growth.

 

These Incredibly Rare 'Baby Dragons' Were Recently Found Inside A Cave In Slovenia

Nobody knows how many will hatch, or even precisely how long it will take. “Right now it looks like three are good candidates,” Saso Weldt, a biologist working at the cave, told the BBC.

 

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