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New exhibit brings dwarf caimans to aquarium in Draper

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jan 31, 2015

DRAPER, Utah -- Visitors to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper can take in a new exhibit as of Saturday, and the addition to the facility features some crocodile-like creatures.

The new dwarf caiman exhibit is the latest addition to the "Journey to South America" portion of the aquarium. A male and a female live in the exhibit, and the species generally grows to only about 3-feet in length. The species is in the alligator family of the Crocodilia order of reptiles.

The exhibit also includes some turtles. Aquarium officials said caimans eat a diverse amount of prey, from fish to small rodents, but they emphasized that turtles are not on the caiman's menu.

See the video above for a view of the new exhibit. The aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit their website for more information.