Cane toad

Ugly and leathery-brown, the cane toad is one of Queensland’s best-known feral animals.

Originally introduced to control a beetle which feeds on sugarcane crops, the cane toad has thrived in Queensland’s tropical and subtropical climate.

It can now be found in much of Queensland and continues to spread into New South Wales and the Northern Territory.

This pest’s impact has been far-reaching, with the invasion of cane toads into Queensland thought to be an important factor in the decline of many native animals.

Author Environmental Protection Agency/Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Year 2005
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency/Queensland Parks a
Region QLD
Links https://www.epa.qld.gov.au/nature_conservation/wildlife/threats_to_wildlife/invasive_plants_and_animals/cane_toad/