Baby forest dragons just hatched at Chester Zoo and they are adorable little lads 3 years ago

Baby forest dragons just hatched at Chester Zoo and they are adorable little lads

Look at that face.

If you were asked to name a cute, adorable, and pretty much perfect animal, you probably wouldn't automatically jump to the forest dragon.

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But you should, because just look at them.

A load of baby forest dragons hatched recently at Chester Zoo and they are just the sweetest little lads.

It is not known how many firest dragons exist in the world today, but the species has been in decline recently so the birth of these little guys makes them a rarity.

And a super cute one, at that.

The babies are currently being kept away from the public until they are big and strong enough to be viewed.

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It's grand though because visitors to the UK zoo can still see the dragons' parents who aren't as young but are still fairly adorable.

The forest dragon originally comes from south-east Asia, but deforestation and climate change means that their natural habitat is no longer as safe as it once was.

Lead keeper of reptiles at Chester Zoo, Matt Cook, says that the dragons being born into the zoo is a positive thing because it means researchers may be able to find out more about the often misunderstood animal.