Croaks from the African bullfrog can be heard from bodies of freshwater, tropical shrublands, and moist Savannah across the continent. Males and females use different sounds to attract each other, as well as indicate moments of distress.
When it comes to diet, the bullfrog consumes vast amounts of meat. The sustenance comes in the form of a variety of other amphibians and reptiles, insects, small birds, and rodents. The male of the species has also been noted as on occasion eating the tadpoles under his care.
The life cycle of the bullfrog starts when the female lays between 3,000 and 4,000 eggs. After hatching, the tadpoles become carnivores within two days, feasting on small fish and even each other.
Although the bullfrog’s status is classified as ‘Least Concern’, numbers are dwindling because of habitat loss.
Etosha National Park is home to 114 large and small mammal species, more than 400 bird species, scores of reptiles, and even fish species.
Amboseli National Park lies at base of Africa’s highest mountain, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and is home to diverse wildlife.