Adult caiman swim in artificial ponds in Maldonado.
Adult caiman (Caiman latirostris, Alligatoridae) measuring about 2m long, swim in artificial ponds specially prepared at the "Cerros Azules" breeding zoo, in Maldonado, 85 km to the east of Montevideo, August 29, 2004. The Fernandez Buzo family has been breeding caimans for the past three years in an attempt to repopulate the country with this endangered species. As the project is not supported by the government the Fernandez expect to sell some specimens in order to make it sustainable. REUTERS/Pablo La Rosa AS