Cane Toad

Cane toads are a nocturnal amphibian species with dry, bumpy 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.

  • 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
Life Span:
10-15 years wild | 20+ years captivity
Number of Young:
Females lay 8,000 to 35,000 eggs at a time
Southern and western Australia, southern United States, central America, and tropical South America
Forest, woodland, suburban gardens
Males 10-15 cm. Females 13-23 cm
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.

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