Smooth-sided toad (Bufo guttatus)
There is one smooth-sided toad in the Zoo's Main Building.
Status in the Wild
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least concern.
Rainforests of Northern South America. They are nearly always associated with granite or sandstone rocks.
Insects and other invertebrates. As they grow in size, they will eat small vertebrates such as rodents and snakes.
- Smooth-sided toads may reach 9 inches in length.
- The parotid glands of these toads produce toxins that interfere with a predator's heart function and can cause death due to heart failure.