Colorado River Toad
Colorado River Toad
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ABout Colorado River Toad

NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST NATIVE SPECIES OF TOAD, THESE DESERT DWELLERS OFTEN BEAT THE HEAT BY LIVING AND HIDING NEAR STREAMS, SPRINGS, CANALS AND DITCHES.

If the toad feels threatened, it will secrete a toxin that can be deadly to small animals and pets. However, they’re typically not harmful to humans. The Colorado River Toad has smooth skin with randomly placed, raised bump-like glands. Its color variations include shades of olive green, brown or gray with pale underside.

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FACTS & STATISTICS
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Average Size
3-7 inches long,
1-3 pounds
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Native Region
Southwest United States and Northern Mexico
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Eating Habits
Invertebrates, lizards, small mammals and amphibians
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Conservation Status?
Least concern
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Where are they at the Zoo?
The Colorado River Toad is located in the Desert Dome.
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