Project Description


About 40 years ago, the then director of Paramaribo Zoo took this alligator from America. Just as hand luggage! Monster was of course still a cute tiny baby alligator back then, but still.

Although the alligator can grow more than two to three times the size of a caiman, they both belong to the same family. Unlike that of the crocodile, their skin is not suitable for making bags and shoes.

(photo: Gustao Zea)