The Jungle Dragon almost certainly is an adaptation of the widespread and well-known Forest Dragon. Because the Forest Dragon is winged, it's thought that a wayward flier found its way into the tropics and decided to make a new home. Over time, with its wings more a hindrance in the dense jungle, the dragon may have slowly adapted, losing the wings while gaining the darker colors that make it practically invisible in a rain forest. As many of the world's jungles are largely unexplored, numbers for Jungle Dragons are unknown.
The archeologist lifted his brown hat from his head, waving it in the air to push the mosquitos away. He adjusted his belt, which held a whip on one side, and then sliced at the undergrowth with a machete. He was seeking remnants of a legendary civilization in the Brazilian jungle, a discovery that would cement his place among the foremost archeologists of the world. A pair of assistants followed close behind, staying on the thin trail he cut through the thick undergrowth. Other archeologists had attempted expeditions in this forbidding expanse of jungle before, but they'd either not returned or been unwilling to speak of their experiences. He stopped, scratched the stubble on his face, and listened. Something was different ahead. Some presence was there, waiting. Could it be the memories of that mysterious civilization? He reached back with the machete to take another powerful hack, when he suddenly stopped. Right in front of him, the jungle looked different somehow. The leaves were arranged too artfully. The tree trunks spaced too perfectly. Suddenly, a pair of jaws opened right in front of him and snapped in the archeologist's face. It was a dragon! A Jungle Dragon! There was no way anyone would believe this.
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If you've seen many pictures of dragons, you probably know that everyone's perception is a little different. I think they are big reptiles that have 4 legs, claws, teeth, 2 wings, reptilian eyes, a long tail and spikes on their backs. Some dragons look quite different, though; there are dragons that look like roosters (cockatrices), ones that have human faces, ones that are a mixture of several different animals, and ones that leave you with a confused "What is THAT!?" Safari's version of Chinese dragons are FANTASTIC. The purple one is very, very bright, the end of its tail looks like icy fire, and it's fit to be in any emperor's palace. The blue dragon is a more natural looking one, an able creature and a wise teacher. Also check out the Dragon Toobs for more cool-looking little dragons. Any dragon lover would like to have a few of these creatures to keep them company. Dragons below measure 7" long and 4" high. ~ Janine
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