Notes on Enrichment & Training
Colony or Breeding Management
Notes species is housed or managed socially or for breeding purposes.
Dimorphism or practiced ways to individually mark species (such as those in colonies, like giant millipedes).
Tips on Presentation
Tips on Handling
Comments from the Rating System
- Seneca Park Zoo: Need to have correct housing. Packing for programs can be difficult.
Natural History Information
Range and Habitat
Native range includes northeast China, Korea and southeast Russia. Inhabit lowland forests, open meadows, river valleys and swampy bushlands. Breeds in slow moving streams, pools, paddy fields and ditches.
Back coloration varies from brownish gray to bright green with large dark spots. Belly color varies from yellow to red also with dark spots. ~1.5″-2″. Eyes have triangular pupils.
Diurnal during warmer weather. Hibernates from October through May, often in a group of up to 6 toads. When threatened fire-bellied toads raise up on their hind feet to show off the bright warning coloration of their belly.
Threats and Conservation Status
Populations are declining due to habitat loss and traditional medicinal use but they are listed as IUCN Least Concern due to their wide distribution.
Did you know…
Any Documents to attach, species spotlights, etc.
- Check out sample animal policies, handling sheets, and fact sheets on our Example Policies & Guidelines page
- View past issues of Program Animal SAG Newsletters
Contributors and Citations