Giant African Bullfrog

ZOO LOCATION: My Big Backyard

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Characteristics: One of the largest amphibians in Africa and can grow to the size of a dinner plate! Unlike most frogs, the males are larger than the females. The males are very protective of their tadpoles and will even chase away young lions. African bullfrogs have tooth-like growths in their mouth called odontoids, which help them eat just about anything that can fit into their mouth. Currently African bullfrog populations in Africa are stable. The chytrid fungus is not present in their home range. Hopefully we can halt the spread of chytrid before it reaches wild populations of African bullfrogs. The pet trade may threaten this specie if too many are taken from the wild.