American Bullfrog – the largest frog in North America


The American Bullfrog is a great jumper. It can jump 5m tall. According to the Wild Kratts, if the bullfrog was human, it can jump across a soccer field. If you don’t believe it, see the Wild Kratts video on the Bullfrog below (at 1.00 min). Bullfrogs are the biggest frog in North America. The sound of their call is “bah-roop” “bah-roop.” They also sound like a tuba.  American bullfrog have a powerful bite for catching flies. Bullfrog always have their feet ready to jump. The bullfrog have a 30cm tongue

Where do they live?: freshwater ponds, lakes, and marshes from Nova Scotia, Canada, throughout the continental United States, and as far south as Mexico and Cuba
What do they eat? insects, small birds, snakes, crustaceans, small frogs, tadpoles, fish eggs, salamanders
How big are they? up to 20 cm and up to 750 g
How long do they live? 2 to 25 years
What is its creature power? 

Fun Facts:

  • Bullfrogs blow their mouth to make sounds
  • Bullfrogs can lay as many as 20,000 eggs and is protected by jelly – the jelly is disgusting!
  • The call of the bullfrog can be heard 500 meters away!
  • Males are agressive and territorial  

Watch a video about the American Bullfrog

Hear the call of the American Bullfrog: It sounds like a horn:

Find out the creature power of the American Bullfrog with the Kratt Brothers:

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Learn more about the American Bullfrog: 

National Geographic: American Bullfrogs
National Geographic kids: American Bullfrogs

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