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March 15, 2021
#StlZoo Species Spotlight
This week’s Species Spotlight: European Green Toad
Scientific Name: Bufotes viridis
Geographical Range: Europe (east of the Rhine River), western Asia, northern Africa
Habitat: Various habitats, including prairies, semi-deserts, mountain areas, urban areas
Conservation Status: Common
Home at the Zoo: Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium
Fun Fact: This amphibian is known as the “changeable toad” because it can change its color in response to light and temperature changes. The species is also found within the area in which we conduct work through the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute Center for Conservation of Western Asia.
Photo: JoEllen Toler #StlZooSpeciesSpotlight