A poisonous cane toad at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AFP
A poisonous cane toad at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AFP
Australia

Poisonous cane toads mating with mangoes, snakes and killing crocodiles: Australia battling an infestation of ‘epic proportions’

  • The amphibian, native to the US and Americas, was introduced to control a beetle outbreak, but the experiment failed spectacularly
  • The animal has spread almost uncontrollably, and now covers 1.2 million sq km of the continent

Topic |   Australia
A poisonous cane toad at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AFP
A poisonous cane toad at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Photo: AFP
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