Our two caimins belong to the species of Schneider's smooth-fronted caiman. The typical shape of their head was cause for their rather special name.
Schneider's smooth-fronted caiman live mainly in Brazil and Venezuela, in the areas of the Amazonas and Orinoco. The males can reach up to 1.70 meters in length, but they remain one of the smallest species of caimans! But when they are fully grown, they even eat porcupines and other mammals.
At SEA LIFE Speyer we have a male and a female; both of them are sexually mature – and maybe our visitors may be lucky enough to spot crocodile eggs some time!
Things to Do
- Keep an eye out for our Schneider's smooth-fronted caiman in the undergrowth
- See the walk of this long-legged caimans - they really have quite long legs!
- Watch the caimans eat their lunch (check out our feeding times).