African Bullfrog

(Pyxicephalus adspersus)

Amphibian | Africa

African bullfrog

Animal Info

Seneca Park Zoo’s African bullfrogs can be found living in the micro-habitat tree, located inside the Animals of the Savanna building.

Status in the Wild

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least Concern, with a decreasing population trend. The biggest threats to this species are the loss of breeding habitat and large-scale harvesting for consumption.

Habitat

African bullfrogs are found all throughout southern Africa. They are highly adaptable and can tolerate harsh environments, often being found in dry savannas.

Diet

African bullfrogs are opportunistic carnivores, and will eat anything from small insects and fish to other amphibians, reptiles and rodents.

Did you know?

To prevent water loss during the dry season, African bullfrogs bury deep in the soil and cover themselves with a cocoon made of layers of dead skin.

African bullfrogs have webbing on their back feet, but not their front feet.

Cannibalism is a common occurrence with this species, starting as early as the tadpole phase of metamorphosis.

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