Wildlife officials: Caiman found abandoned in FDR Park euthanized

A caiman discovered at FDR Park in Philadelphia in early March has been euthanized, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. 

The caiman was found abandoned in the park on March 5 and the Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) came to take the reptile to safety. 

Agency officials were able to recover the reptile with no injuries and warned against abandoning animals, especially ones not native to the United States. 

The commission says they were unable to find a home for the reptile, forcing them to put it down. 

Caimans are not native to North America and can grow up to five feet long.