American Bullfrog - Rana catesbeiana
Lakes, ponds, rivers and streams
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)$11.50
- Child (2 - 12)$8.25
- Child (1 and Under)FREE
- Senior (65+)$10.50
- Active Military$10.50
We begin transferring animals to evening (off exhibit) holding at 4:30 each night.
Open Daily 10:00-5:00
Last admission at 4:30