caiman


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a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly

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Licences for exotic animals classed as "dangerous wild animals", such as cobras, ostriches and caimans, are granted by local authorities.
Marian Roberts, a former pupil of Ysgol Bodringallt school, in Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taff, said she understood the skeleton was a caiman - which is like a crocodile but with a shorter, broader head, and narrower teeth.
The creatures - scientific name Caiman crocodilus - can grow up to six-and-a-half foot long.
Although there are studies on life history parameters of Broad-snouted Caiman, such as sexual dimorphism, sexual maturity, and clutch size (Verdade, 2000, 2001; Larriera et al., 2004, 2006; Simoncini et al., 2009), more information is needed on certain life history traits to develop informed and effective management strategies.
Motley said officials thought the animal was a caiman for much of Monday, but Rob Carmichael, curator of the Wildlife Discovery Center in nearby Lake Forest, later told him it was a female alligator.
But he was convicted of keeping the caiman without a licence and causing suffering to a protected animal.
Oldham and Rochdale councils confirmed they had each issued such licences concerning two animals, a serval cat and a dwarf caiman crocodile.
(TAP) - Esperance Sportive de Tunis, who have already qualified for the quarter-final of the Africa Handball Clubs Championship, secured their 4th consecutive win after defeating Congo's Caiman 33-32 (first half:14-16) at a Group A day-4 game played on Wednesday.
Tuesday night's programme saw Olympic runner Iwan Thomas and Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas kill a caiman crocodile for food after not eating properly for days.
Successful examples have shown that sustainable farming of the Pantanal caiman (Caiman crocodilus yacare) can contributed to a healthy ecosystem (VERDADE, 2004; VICENTE NETO et al., 2010).
She added: "Licences for exotic animals classed as Dangerous Wild Animals - such as cobras, ostriches and caiman crocodiles - are granted by local authorities and the details are held locally.
No one on the boat volunteered to get out and measure exactly how long this caiman was.
In desperation, the women muster the energy to make one last effort to search for food, while Simon leads a hunt into the jungle for the most dangerous predator on the island - the caiman crocodile.