The cane toad is an opportunistic predator that will eat anything it can find and swallow —household rubbish, small rodents, and even birds. It is native to South and Central America and was introduced in many countries with the hope of controlling agricultural pests. The toad failed to control insects but instead became a pest itself.
In Australia, its population has multiplied to epidemic proportions. It is estimated that more than 200 million are hopping around ‘down under,’ wreaking havoc on the native ecosystem. These noxious pests have become so abundant that they’ve developed a taste for each other, and when there is a shortage of food, they often cannibalize each other.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No