Wyoming Toad

Wyoming ToadThe Wyoming Toad is an incredibly rare toad species that is not found in the wild any more, and is now on the verge of extinction from the world. They are now reared in captivity.

Scientific Name Anaxyrus baxteri

Classification – Anaxyrus

Gender Names – Male – male; Female – female; Baby – tadpole

Collective Noun – Knot

Length/Size – Up to 5.6 cm (2.2 inches)

Weight – 2 to 3 oz

Life Expectancy – 2-4 years in captivity

Mating Season  Spring and summer

Special Features  Skin is dark brown, grey or greenish having dark marks and rounded warts on the dorsal side and spotted on the ventral

Geographical Distribution – Not found in the wild any more (now grown within Mortenson Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming, USA)

Natural Habitat – Floodplains, edges of ponds, creeks, and lakes having short grasses

Conservation Status – Extinct in the Wild (IUCN 3.1)

Diet – Mainly crickets and mealworms

Predators – Other larger frogs/toads species like American Bullfrogs and snakes