Scientific NamePyxicephalus adspersus
Native To Sub-Saharan Africa
Habitat Grasslands, savanna and desert
Diet Omnivore: insects, fish, small rodents, small birds, other amphibians and plant material. They will eat just about anything, including other African bullfrog tadpoles on rare occasions.
Size and Age Males grow to be 2.3 kg (5 lbs); average lifespan of 20 years (some can live to 40 years)
During times of drought, African bullfrogs can burrow underneath the ground and stay there for more than a year. They slough-off several layers of skin to form a tough cocoon. While underground their bodily functions slow down—a process known as estivation.