The caiman that was scooped out of a Toronto pond yesterday is being housed at a zoo just north of the city.

It's now within a quarantine area at the Reptilia zoo in Vaughan.

Lee Parker, the facility manager, told CBC News that Reptilia "will be working with the Toronto Animal Control to find a possible home in a zoo or reputable reptile facility that can house this little one safely."

For now, Parker said the caiman "seems to have settled into his enclosure" at the zoo.

A woman spotted the caiman swimming in Catfish Pond, just west of Toronto's High Park, on the weekend.

A day later, media reports prompted the city to investigate. Within hours, the caiman was captured.