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From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; July 11, 2011:
CAIMAN AND TURTLES, GUATEMALA
Photograph by Anthony Davis, Your Shot
A caiman rescued by the ARCAS organization in Guatemala gets the eye  from a ring of turtles. Founded in 1989, ARCAS strives to rehabilitate  animals seized from poachers and illegal pet traders, eventually  releasing most back into the wild. As one of hundreds of travelers  fortunate enough to volunteer at ARCAS each year, I spent long, hot, but  enjoyable days cleaning and feeding parrots, scarlet macaws, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and other species under pressure in Central America.

From National Geographic Photo Of The Day; July 11, 2011:

CAIMAN AND TURTLES, GUATEMALA

Photograph by Anthony Davis, Your Shot

A caiman rescued by the ARCAS organization in Guatemala gets the eye from a ring of turtles. Founded in 1989, ARCAS strives to rehabilitate animals seized from poachers and illegal pet traders, eventually releasing most back into the wild. As one of hundreds of travelers fortunate enough to volunteer at ARCAS each year, I spent long, hot, but enjoyable days cleaning and feeding parrots, scarlet macaws, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, and other species under pressure in Central America.

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Dwarf caimans are the most heavily armored of all crocodilians, with strong bones in the scutes on its belly and back.

Dwarf caimans are the most heavily armored of all crocodilians, with strong bones in the scutes on its belly and back.

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