International Union for the Conservation of Nature status: Least concern. Although it is losing breeding habitat in places due to urbanization and is also eaten by humans in parts of its range, it has a wide distribution and is tolerant to a broad range of habitats.
Habitat is usually drier savannas in large pans that fill with water during rains, but it is also found in the Kalahari Desert and the sand-swept regions of central Namibia as well as the highveld domains (4,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level) in the Transvaal (high altitude grasses plains area in South Africa). When the rainy season begins, they occupy temporary floodplains and rapidly drying puddles scattered around the African countryside.
Invertebrates, reptiles, rodents, small birds and amphibians. African bullfrogs consume nearly any animal that can be overpowered and can fit in their huge mouths.