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New Toad Discovered In 'Warm Valleys' Of Peruvian Andes
2014-01-17 11:21:45

A new species of toad was discovered hiding in the leaf litter of the Peruvian Yungas.

Cane Toad Caught Trying To Eat A Bat
2013-09-25 04:20:50

Talk about a Kodak moment – a park ranger working in the Peruvian rainforest managed to capture a picture of a cane toad attempting to dine on a bat, complete with the airborne rodent’s wings sticking out of its mouth.

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2011-03-28 09:55:00

North Queensland’s third annual Toad Day Out has locals in Townsville, Charters Towers and Cairns hunting for the much hated cane toad.

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2011-02-23 13:41:22

Scientists hope the toxic cane toad that has rampaged around northeastern Australia may at last be stopped.

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2010-07-02 09:35:33

As global warming threatens many animal species with extinction, the already destructive cane toad is set to flourish with increasing temperature, say Australian scientists.

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2010-04-13 10:54:54

Ecologists in Australia have successfully trained a critically endangered marsupial – the northern quoll – to turn its nose up at toxic cane toads.

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2010-02-21 07:25:00

Australians have discovered a new weapon in the fight against the dreaded cane toad problem plaguing the country: cat food.

2009-09-22 18:31:49

Texas wildlife officials have released 360 Houston toads born and raised in the Houston Zoo, hoping they can replenish the wild population. A total of 140 toads were delivered Monday evening to Bastrop State Park in Bastrop County east of Austin.

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2009-03-30 07:35:00

Ecologists in Australia have discovered that cane toads are far more susceptible to being killed and eaten by meat ants than native frogs.

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2008-12-02 14:15:57

Researchers believe a bad back might be the only thing that can stop the relentless spread of Australia's poisonous cane toads, which are killing native animals across the nation.


Latest Cane toads in Australia Reference Libraries

Northern Quoll, Dasyurus hallucatus
2014-05-19 11:54:09

The northern quoll (Dasyurus hallucatus), known by many other names including the satanellus and the northern native cat, is a species of marsupial that is native to Australia. Its range extends from southeast Queensland to the Pilbara region in Western Australia. It prefers to reside in open rocky ranges and eucalypt forest. The northern quoll is the smallest of all Australian quoll species, with females reaching an average body length between 9.8 and 12.2 inches with a weight of up to...

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