30 days of Avatar - Day 9: Favorite Animal (Dragons)
The dragon is the original practitioner of firebending, capable of breathing fire. It passed on this ability to the Sun Warriors’ civilization, a precursor to the modern day Fire Nation. Nearing the end of the Hundred Year War, the dragon was thought to be extinct, due to General Iroh’s claim that he had killed the final one, following Fire Lord Sozin’s tradition of hunting them. However, Aang and Zuko discovered that two, Ran and Shaw were still alive, deducing that Iroh lied to protect the species.