COMMUNITY CONSERVATIONISTS

  • Posted: Aug 8, 2016

THE WESTERN LEOPARD TOAD AND NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK COMES TOGETHER AT IZIKO SA NATIONAL MUSEUM

Iziko Museums of South Africa will host a learning experience for the public on the endangered Western Leopard Toad (WLT) during National Science Week.  The workshop will take place in the Gathering Space of the Iziko SA National Museum on the 10, 11 &  12 August2016 at 10h30 am.

The Western Leopard Toad is found in the sandy coastal lowlands of Cape Town and the Western Cape and  up the coast to the Agulhas Plain.  It is the largest toad species in the area, measuring up to 140 mm, and is recognized by its chocolate brown panther-like spots.  The male of the species is also known as the Snoring Toad because of its distinctive mating call.

Their feeding  amd breeding grounds are based in the wetlands of Cape Town but , because of urban development, most of these areas are now built up, so the WLT can be found behind garden walls and walled properties in these areas.  This endangered species is known at an “indicator species”.  Its existence speaks to the healthy bio-diversity of Cape Town.

Join us at this event to learn more about this interesting species, their habits and habitat and how you can help to conserve and protect them.

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