Kihansi Spray Toad
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This animal had one of the smallest ranges of any vertebrate in the world. Its home was limited to only about 8 acres in the Kihansi Gorge at the bottom of large water falls. The name “spray toad” comes from the fact that this species lived in the spray (mist) zones produced by high water falls in the gorge.
The Kihansi spray toad is one of the few frogs that give birth to fully formed young. The small toadlets can produce up to 20 babies at a time, each of which could fit on the head of a pin. Feeding baby Kihansi spray toads require enormous amount of small insects and other invertebrates that are mostly produced here at The Toledo Zoo.
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