Common name : Tinga, Jacare. Verde
Scientific name : Caiman latirostris
Family : Alligatoridae
Native to : Eastern and Central South America
Interesting fact : Humans are the predators of these caimans.
Conservation status : Least Concern
Its snout is even broader than that of an alligator. Covered in scales, plates and ridges, they are heavily priced in the hide market. They feed voraciously on snails. Being cold-blooded, they depend on basking in the sun to keep themselves warm. They live in swamps, marshes and mangroves, and breed when it rains.