News from the Natural World: Cane Toads have been knocked off top spot and replaced by humans as the worlds most invasive species.
News from the Natural World: Cane Toads have been knocked off top spot and replaced by humans as the worlds most invasive species. Cane Toads have famously been the worlds most invasive species for many years. These giant neotropical toads are the worlds largest toad. They were native to South and Central America but were introduced to various islands in Ocean, the Caribbean and Australia. Cane Toads are prolific breeders and females can lay huge single-clump spawns with thousands and thousands of eggs. In addition it will eat virtually anything, including dead and living matter. It has ran rampant and destroyed the natural world, it is a true invasive species. Many a human has lost their life to the endless battle against this virulent amphibian! An invasive species is any kind of living organism that is introduced and not native to an ecosystem. In addition it causes great harm to its environment, grows and reproduces quickly. Furthermore these aggressive species are a serious threat and have devastating effects on wildlife. Around 42% of all endangered species on the planet are at risk due to invasive species. The impacts of these invasive species on the earths natural ecosystems is colossal. On top of that they cost the human economy billions of dollars every year.