Two dwarf caiman are coming to the Living Rainforest!
Posted: 27 Mar 2019
Two Cuvier's dwarf caiman are coming to the Living Rainforest!
This cheeky pair were confiscated from the pet trade and for the last 18 months have been living at a zoo in Birmingham.
They are growing fast and running out of space so The Living Rainforest have agreed to take over their care. Dwarf Cuvier’s caiman are relatively rare but available in the UK pet trade. They do not make good pets and many grow up in cramped conditions with poor lighting leading to metabolic bone disease.
We need to raise £15,000 by the end of April to create a new exhibit for them. Can you help?
At The Living Rainforest we pride ourselves in providing our animals with naturalistic environments where they can exhibit natural behaviours and live a happy and healthy lifestyle. Before they arrive we need to build a new exhibit that will be suitable for them now and once they are fully grown.
These little caimans will reach 1.5m in length and weigh approximately 7 – 8kg.
Once settled in the caimans will be included in our highly acclaimed educational programme to promote sustainability and learn about rainforest adaptations. We have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom award and have 25,000 school children visit the Rainforest annually.