We are back from our holiday break! We flew back in to camp and settled in. The next morning we rose early to meet today’s animal! We hope you think it is a cool as we do!
Spectacled Caiman Fun Facts:
- Spectacled caimans are members of the crocodile family.
- Females are smaller than males. Males can get up to 6ft long and females generally up to 4 ft long.
- They get their name from the ridge on their head that makes them look like they are wearing glasses or spectacles.
- They are carnivores.
- Their scales have ostoderms; bony deposits in their skin that give them an armor.
- Like other crocodilians, they are built to live in water.
- They are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.
We think these caiman are super cool! They are not nearly as big as the American Alligator or the Nile Crocodile. Never less, we like to watch them from afar.