Interesting story in today’s Pueblo (Colorado) Chieftain, with docent of Pueblo Zoo mentioning interesting facts about the cane toad, and asking everyone to support Amphibian Ark and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in their work to protect endangered amphibian species:

Vilified as “mobile cow patties” and “those American monsters,” they are another species disastrously imported out of their natural habitat. Sugar-cane growers hoped the toads would feast on beetles that attacked their lucrative crops, and in 1935 released 101 near a Queensland pond…