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Scientists Eagerly Await Rare Birth of 'Baby Dragons'


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The article had a fun title, so I had to use it. heh  This is an Olm.  A blind Cave Salamander.

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Story: https://gma.yahoo.com/scientists-eagerly-await-rare-birth-baby-dragons-slovenian-180638143--abc-news-topstories.html

 

Some interesting facts:

 

  • live 100 years or longer

 

  • can survive without food for up to 10 years

 

  • female olms only reproduce once every six to seven years

 

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The article had a fun title, so I had to use it. heh  This is an Olm.  A blind Cave Salamander.

olm_58132.jpg

 

Cave-salamander.jpg

 

Story: https://gma.yahoo.com/scientists-eagerly-await-rare-birth-baby-dragons-slovenian-180638143--abc-news-topstories.html

 

Some interesting facts:

 

  • live 100 years or longer

 

  • can survive without food for up to 10 years

 

  • female olms only reproduce once every six to seven years

 

WOW!

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 I saw blind salamanders in Mammoth Cave when I was a kid.  They only got to 5"-6" ,not 12'' like these guys. Really cool looking amphibian!

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