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Mini Croc:

The dwarf caiman is the smallest crocodilian species.

A caiman’s sex is determined by the temperature in the nest. The warmer it is, the more likely the babies will be male.

Having its eyes and nostrils on the top of its head allows the caiman to breathe and see while motionless in the water.

At Reid Park Zoo:

The caiman in this exhibit like to hide under the tree stump, so look carefully!

These dwarf caiman are adults, but will continue to grow slightly throughout their lives.


Species Name:
Dwarf Caiman
Scientific Name:
Paleosuchus palpebrosus
South America
Our Animal's Name(s):
Pablo (male, may 86)
Proud Parents: