Fire-Bellied Toad

(Bombina orientalis)

Seneca Park Zoo is home to 10 fire-bellied toads that are a part of the Program Animal collection.

Animal Facts


Tadpoles survive on algae, fungi, and plants, while the adults eat a variety of invertebrates, including worms, insects, and mollusks.

Status in The Wild

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status

This species is found in Korea, northeastern China and adjacent parts of Russia.

An introduced population exists near Beijing. This frog is mostly aquatic, inhabiting warm, humid regions at high elevations. They may be found in a variety of different habitats, such as spruce, pine or deciduous forests, river valleys, swampy bush lands, and open meadows. They spend most of their time soaking in shallow pools.

The fire-bellied toad is not currently considered a threatened species.