Prince the African Pixie Frog

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Scientific Name: Pyxicephalus adspersus

Status: Least Concern

Prince's Story: Prince 

Facts: African Bull Frogs or African Pixie Frog is the second largest frog in the world next to the west African Goliath frog. Males growing 8 to 10 inches (20- 25cm) females 4 to 6 inches (11- 15cm) with individuals weighing up to 4.4 lb. (2 kg.). They spend most of their lives buried just below the surface of the ground. With their excellent camouflage they are an ambush predator waiting for their prey to come to them. They are not very active in the dry season and can grow a cocoon of mucus around themselves to help keep in moisture while they hibernate. The rainy season awakens them and is when they are most active. 

Range: Southern Africa in sub-saharan regions

Conservation: Although these large amphibians are not endangered they are prey to many other animals including large birds, monitor lizards, various mammals and man! 

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