Jungle Dragon

No. 10150

by Safari Ltd
$18.99USD

The Jungle Dragon shows how dragon species can adapt to their surroundings. Its scales resemble leaves and its powerful legs look like tree trunks, while its long horns appear like scraggly branches. The creature is perfectly camouflaged for its home.

  • Scientific Name: Draco truncatis
  • Characteristics: In a stately, upright position, this wingless Jungle Dragon might be mistaken for a tropical tree at first glance. Don’t let the mesmerizing eyes fool you though. Those teeth are sharp!
  • Size and Color: A leaf-like mix of light and dark green creates the scaly body of the Jungle Dragon, while greyish brown accents appear on the underbelly, legs, and horns. Standing 5 inches tall, it’s a little taller than a soda can.
  • The Jungle Dragon is part of the Dragons collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History

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.

Story

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.

  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Size in cm: 11 L x 9.5 W x 12.75 H
  • Size in inches: 4.33 L x 3.74 W x 5.02 H
  • UPC: 609366000800