African Bullfrog


4-STAR Ambassador's Biography

  • Name: JABBA
  • Sex: M
  • Nationality: ZAF
  • Hobbies: Eating, croaking
  • Personality: Bold, gentle
  • Zoo Diet: Mice, day old chicks, insects
  • Jabba is the gentle giant of frogs. This robust, meat-eating South African has a surprisingly chivalrous personality. Unlike his frog buddies, Jabba is very calm and doesn't like to jump (or he can't) due to his heavy body. Eating is his hobby, obviously. But don't get him wrong. He's not obese. This is the perfectly natural body shape for his species.








  • Wild Facts
  • Type:
  • Species Authority:
    Johann Jakob von Tschudi, 1838
  • Distribution:
    Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Habitat:
    Savannas, grasslands, marshes, deserts
  • Terrain:
  • Wild Diet:
    Carnivorous - invertebrates, fish, rodents, small birds, reptiles, other amphibians
  • Adult Size:
    23 cm / 2 kg (World's second largest frog)
  • Life Span:
    40+ years
  • Fun Facts:
    • - Also known as Pixie frog.
    • - In a single-sex environment, the African bullfrog can switch sexes.
    • - Females lay up to 4,000 eggs at a time.