Meet the Opossum!

Opossums are one of the most unique and unusual of the marsupial group of animals. Not only do they have a prehensile tail, but they also sport a rat-like snout and sharp teeth. And while they may look like they could be a bit dangerous, opossums are relatively harmless and docile creatures. What is an…

Crocodile vs. Caiman: What’s the Difference?

It’s a myth folks. Alligators, crocodiles, caiman are all NOT dinosaurs. However, all come from the same “crown” pre-historic group of animals called Archosaurs. Archosaurs included birds, crocodiles, pterosaurs, and dinosaurs. Modern-day birds are descendants of feathered dinosaurs, evolving over the last 65 million years. Crocodiles evolved from reptiles that came before far earlier than…

Meet the Dwarf Caiman!

What is a Dwarf Caiman? Known as the smallest member of the crocodilia order, the dwarf caimans are native to the rivers and swamps of South America, where they have to contend with predators like jaguars and anacondas. They are also commonly named Cuvier’s dwarf caiman, the musky caiman or smooth-fronted caiman. Dwarf caimans are…