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Green Toad

Bufotes viridis

Did you know?

  • Green toads are part of the Bufonidae family, which they share with other toads.
  • Their favorite foods include insects and invertebrates.
  • They grow to be around 4 inches long.

Adaptable Animal

They are found in forests to deserts throughout Europe.

Oodles of Eggs

A female can lay up to 15,000 eggs in a single breeding season!

Threat Level

  • Unknown
  • Common
  • Near Threatened
  • Threatened
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild


The Green Toad is widespread and abundant.


Europe eastward to Kazakhstan


Forest, Forest steppe, scrubland, grassland and alpine habitats.

We care about European green toads

The Saint Louis Zoo supports European green toads in the Charles H. Hoessle Herpetarium.

Find this animal in Historic Hill


Historic Hill

Historic Hill is a lovely stroll through one of the oldest parts of the Saint Louis Zoo. From the 1904 World’s Fair Flight Cage to the Spanish architectural flavor of the 1920s in the Bird House, Primate House and Herpetarium to the finishing touches of our thoroughly modern exhibits, this area of the Zoo has a unique ambiance and a nostalgic history that make it a great destination.

Explore Historic Hill