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(September 9, 2015) – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a dragon?

Yes, that is in fact the case in Indonesia and several other countries where dragons really do exist.

Well, technically they’re not “dragons” – they’re tiny, flying lizards that resemble dragons.

According to My Science Academy, they’re known as “Draco Volans,” and over the course of thousands of years they developed wings in order to evade predators.

However, their wings are different than the average bird’s wings. According to My Science Academy, they’re actually a set of elongated ribs which they can extend and retract.

They can soar up to 30 feet in one flight.

Draco Volans can be found in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.