$9.50 - Children (under 2 years old FREE)
$12.50 - Adults
$8.50 - Students (13-17) & Seniors (62+)
Park entrance fee - $6/car

Hours:
Tues - Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving Day

Animals

Western Toad

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This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.

Latin Name

Anaxyrus boreas

History at CuriOdyssey

Our western toad was captive-bred at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium as part of an Association of Zoos and Aquariums captive breeding program and transferred to us in June 2008.

Fun Facts about Western Toads

Western toads are considered the gardener’s friend because they eat common garden pests like insects and slugs.

What do Western Toads eat?

Over 95 percent of their adult diet consists of flying insects, ants, beetles, sowbugs, spiders, centipedes, slugs, and earthworms. They will also take larger items like small mice if given a chance. At CuriOdyssey, they are served crickets, worms, and baby mice.

How long do Western Toads live?

In the Wild: 8 to 12 years.
In Captivity: 12 to 16 years.

Where do Western Toads live?

Varies from desert streams to mountain meadows; burrows in loose soil or abandoned burrows; and is always found near water. Their range extends in western USA, south into Mexico, north into Canada, and along the coast of southern Alaska.

Note: The above ranges are mostly for the sub-species boreal toad. The sub-species California toad is only found in north central California into west central Nevada, south, east of the deserts, into Baja California.

Adopt me!

Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.

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LOCATION

1651 Coyote Point Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401

650-342-7755
info@curiodyssey.org

CuriOdyssey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID 94-1262434

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