The first 'baby dragon' from a batch of more than 60 eggs has hatched in the Postojnska caves in Slovenia. Experts have been closely monitoring the ancient olms - a type of rare cave salamander - in an aquarium since the eggs were laid four months ago. Biologists have managed to snap a fleeting glance of the animal in silhouette (pictured)

The first ‘baby dragon’ from a batch of more than 60 eggs has hatched in the Postojnska caves in Slovenia. Experts have been closely monitoring the ancient olms – a type of rare cave salamander – in an aquarium since the eggs were laid four months ago. Biologists have managed to snap a fleeting glance of the animal in silhouette (pictured)

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Dragon Eggs are hatching at a cave in Slovenia.

A rare bread of salamander which is blind, is known as the olm or proteus, only reproduces every 5 to 10 years, and is thought to live to 100, according to the BBC.

Olms, which are called “baby dragons” by locals, typically grow to between 8 and 12 inches.

“We got our first Baby dragon!” the Postojna Cave posted on Facebook Wednesday.

The BBC reports that another baby olm was making its way out of its egg Wednesday. There are another 21 developed eggs in an aquarium at the Postojna Cave, which is a popular tourist attraction.

The olm or proteus (pictured) is a blind ancient salamander living in the Postojnska caves in Slovenia. The rare animals may only reproduce as little as once a decade - making any hathcling a rare event

The olm or proteus (pictured) is a blind ancient salamander living in the Postojnska caves in Slovenia. The rare animals may only reproduce as little as once a decade – making any hathcling a rare event