Cane Toad

R. MARINA

Cane Toads are native to South and Central America, but introduced around the world due to their pest control capacities. They are now considered invasive in many areas.

Cane Toad poison is a toxin that affects the heart. It is secreted from glands near their shoulders. Although rare, humans have been killed from eating the toads or their eggs.

The largest Cane Toad on record weighed over 5 pounds.

A female can lay up to 25,000 eggs in one clutch.

Our Current Residents

Cheech - Male, Born 2017 (estimate)

Cheech was a pet surrender and was brought to the Zoo in 2017 as a young toad. He can often be seen in the later afternoons as he searches out his food.

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Amphibia
  • Order: Anura
  • Family: Bufonidae
  • Genus: Rhinella
  • Species: R. marina

Animal Facts

  • Omnivore
  • Common
  • Grasslands
  • Nocturnal

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