Postojna Cave has announced that two of its 23 remaining proteus salamander eggs have hatched and that the ‘dragon babies’ can be seen by visitors just in time for the summer break.

Europe’s largest showcave has been working to preserve the endangered species with a comprehensive preservation and research programme now in place.

It has also just released a new autumn/winter 2016 package for the travel trade so that tour groups can see the mysterious animals in the flesh.

A 'Royal Karst’ three-day tour includes two nights at the newly refurbished four-star Hotel Jama with half-board service, a welcome drink at Modrijan Mill and a three-course lunch and dinner with live Slovenian music. Activities during the tour range from visits to Predjama Castle, a visit to the Modrijan homestead and a visit to Postojna Cave with an underground train ride and the chance to meet the ‘baby dragons’ with a cave guide.

The package costs 139 euros per person for groups of a minimum of 25 people, and is valid from October 16 to December 22.

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