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Angkor
Reptile Temple

Cane Toad

Cane toads are large, brown and have warty skin. 3,000 Cane toads were introduced to Australia in 1935 to reduce pest bug species, but have now become a pest themselves with numbers now in the millions.

DID YOU KNOW? Cane toads release fluid known as a bufotoxin when scared or in danger. If eaten the Cane toad can kill a human.

Current Status

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Small rodents, reptiles, other amphibians, birds and a range of invertebrates, they also eat plants, dog food and household refuse.
10-15 years wild
20+ years captivity
Females lay 8,000 to 35,000 eggs at a time
Adults 10-15 cm long
Forest, woodland, suburban gardens
Least Concern
Southern and western Australia, southern United States, central America, and tropical South America.
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