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Yacare Caiman   (Caiman yacare)
Category: Reptiles

 

 

This species of caiman is native to South America and the 10 million Yacare caimans inhabiting the Brazilian Pantanal may represent the largest population of a single type of crocodilian found on earth! Their diet includes fish, birds, other reptiles, small mammals, and occasionally larger mammals such as capybara. The Yacare caiman’s relatively small size makes it occasional prey for jaguars and anacondas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacare_caiman

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/yacare-caiman/smith-text

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Reptilia
Order - Crocodilia
Family - Alligatoridae
Genus - Caiman
Species - C. yacare

 
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