Mel the Cane Toad

The cane toad has poison glands and the tadpoles are highly toxic to most animals if ingested. Because of its voracious appetite, the cane toad has been introduced to many regions of the Pacific and the Caribbean islands as a method of agricultural pest control. The species derives its common name from its use against the cane beetle (Dermolepida albohirtum). The cane toad is now considered a pest and an invasive species in many of its introduced regions; of particular concern is its toxic skin, which kills many animals—native predators and otherwise—when ingested.

Event Details:

  • Likes to Eat: Everything (dislikes Sprouts)
  • Age: 7
  • Did You Know?: They are the largest Toad's in the world and is scared of the dark so has a night light.