Project Description

African Bullfrog

Pyxicephalus adspersus

Animal Class: Amphibians

Length: Males can be up to 10 inches long, females around 6 inches.

Weight: Males can weigh 4 pounds, females around 2 pounds.

Lifespan: 15-25 years in the wild. They can live 35 years or more in human care.

Diet: They have sharp teeth and large mouths and will eat any meat they can catch, including small rodents, birds, insects, and other amphibians.

Habitat: African bullfrogs have a range from South Africa to Tanzania.

Description: African bullfrogs are highly adaptable and can live in dry savannas or any freshwater habitat. Like most amphibians, they prefer humidity, but in the wild, they can burrow into the dirt and hibernate for up to two years if there’s a long dry season.

Mating is competitive, with male bullfrogs defending battle arenas called leks. Females seek out the most dominant males to breed with. Although male bullfrogs are highly protective of their young and will guard the tadpoles while they develop, they’re also aggressive with intruders and will sometimes mistakenly eat their young. 

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Our Animals: Prince Gordon. This animal is also an Ambassador Animal.