My name comes from my two bony ridges which look like a pair of glasses
sunbathing and living alongside my friends
being sniffed by softshell turtles
About Spectacled caiman – Potter
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Native to :
Central America and South America
Maximum size :
up to 2 metres
up to 40 kg
Conservation status :
during the wet season, the female lays her eggs in a nest made from plant debris.
this opportunist eats anything it can find. Insects, crustaceans and molluscs for the young and fish and small mammals for adults.
this species is quite common for several reasons: its opportunistic diet enables it to adapt more easily to different environments and its tough skin means that it’s an undesirable prey for hunters. As a result, it faces less competition because other crocodilian species are hunted more intensively.
Location in the Tropical Reserve :
on Tortoise Island, opposite the Aldabra giant tortoises