For the flying dragon (Draco volans), moving among the trees in the jungles of Southeast Asia is an essential task—for escaping danger, attracting mates, and finding meals. These so-called flying dragons have a set of elongated ribs, which they can extend and retract. Between these ribs are folds of skin that rest flat against the body when not in use, but act as wings when unfurled, allowing the Draco to catch the wind and glide. The lizards use their long, slender tails to steer themselves and glide up to 30 feet.
Description: 15x7" framed glass. 1 reptile with varying wing spread in a black frame.