African Bullfrog Pyxicephalus adspersus

These frogs can tolerate almost anything Mother Nature throws at them. Wet or dry, hot or freezing, you just might find an African bullfrog nearby!

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa

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HABITAT:
Savannas, deserts, lakes and marshes

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2+lbs (males)
Length: 9 in (males)

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DIET:
Small birds and mammals, insects, and other frogs

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey, larger mammals and monitor lizards

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful bite

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay up to 4,000 eggs at one time; 2-day incubation

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for food and the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 45 yrs in human care

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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