Brown and green in color with yellow, black or brown blotch accents on their white underside; large external eardrum
Largest of North American frogs; 3.5-6 inches in length; approximately 1.5 pounds in weight
Big insects, worms, frogs, small birds, mammals, reptiles and fish
Occurs in late spring to early summer; females lay approximately 20,000 eggs that float together at the water's surface; hatching takes less than a week but the entire metamorphosis cycle can take between three months and three years.
Known for its “jug-a-rum, jug-a-rum” sound that can be heard from half a mile away.
Sit and wait for prey to pass by, then jump toward it with its mouth wide open.
Predators include raccoons, snakes, turtles and birds of prey.
Males are highly territorial and aggressive toward intruders.
Adult (13 and over)$9.75
Child (2 - 12)$6.75
Child (1 and Under)FREE
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
2320 N. Prospect Rd.
Peoria, IL 61603