African Bullfrog

Pyxicephalus adspersusAfrican bull frog

Description: The African Bullfrog males measure up to 9.5 (females 4.5) inches in length and can reach a weight of 4.5 lbs. They are characterized by a chubby body with a broad head, and olive-green colored bumpy skin. The male usually has a yellow throat while the female’s throat is cream in color. Only the hind toes are webbed.

Region: Central, Eastern, and South Africa

Habitat: Waterways, river, streams

Diet:
Wild: Anything that they can fit in their mouths is considered appropriate for them.
Zoo: Butterworms, crickets, earthworms, goldfish, and small mice.

Reproduction: Breeding season for the African bullfrog begins when the rainy season arrives and the bullfrog comes out of hibernation. The eggs are laid in the temporary shallow pools of water left behind by the seasonal rains. On the second day after the eggs are laid, they hatch and the tadpoles emerge.