Baby dragons on display in Slovenian cave

'Baby dragons' take a bow

in a Slovenian cave

Location: Postojna Cave

Three of the rare creatures

officially known as proteus or olms

will be displayed at the aquarium

The unusual aquatic animals

dwell only in the dark caves

of the southern European Karst region

Locals people used to think

they were the babies of dragons

that were believed to live in the caves

Olms can survive up to 8 years without food

and have a lifespan of up to 100 years