Meet our newest resident.
The things that come into the rescue...
Took in this big male smooth-fronted caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus). It is a crocodilian from South America, where it is native to the Amazon and Orinoco Basins. It is the second-smallest species of the family Alligatoridae, the smallest being Cuvier's dwarf caiman, also from tropical South America and in the same genus. An adult typically grows to around 4 to 5 ft in length and weighs between 20 and 45 pounds. This boy is very obese!
He was taken from somebody on Craigslist by somebody who quickly realized he was beyond their ability.
We did a health exam upon intake to see what was going on with it and to check sex.
He will be going into one of our escape proof 10x20 pens with a large pond to soak in.
Brandi and Mario