Inspecting Caiman Lizards at Chester Zoo
In this news feature we're back at Chester Zoo where curator of lower vertebrates & invertebrates Gerardo Garcia and his team are inspecting some new arrivals - 2 Caiman Lizards.
The 2 Caiman Lizards which had just arrived at Chester Zoo needed to be measured, weighed and identified before being placed into quarantine.
These lizards can inflict serious wounds to a handler and so staff used our Animal Handling Gloves as protection during the procedure.
Our gloves continue to provide excellent protection against bits and scratches from lizards of all sizes. They also provide the dexterity required to handle animals carefully.
The result is a calmer experience for all involved including the lizards for whom is was vital that stress was kept to a minimum.
For more information about the Lizards and other reptiles at Chester Zoo, visit: http://www.chesterzoo.org/animals/reptiles