Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. As soon as it hatched it headed to the sea.
And look! It lost its fins and grew wings instead. It must be close to maturing.
Young dragons are relatively defenseless. Their scales don’t grow in until right before they mature, and they have almost no strength. Once a hatchling’s wings grow in, it marks the beginning of maturation. At this point they are usually left alone by their mother and begin to hunt and survive on their own.