The Western Leopard Toad (WLT) is an endangered species that lives and breeds in the low-lying regions of Cape Town, particularly in the proximity of wetlands. Some of these areas are Kirstenhof, Tokai, Bergvliet, Lakeside/Frogmore Estate, Constantia, Noordhoek,, Kommetjie and Fish Hoek.
Due to the onset of the breeding and migration season (late July to September) the toads are most vulnerable. Road traffic is the biggest threat, so watch the roads during this period, particularly on rainy nights, to avoid driving over toads as they cross roads to their breeding sites.
The WLT (Amietophrynus pantherinus) is also known as the Snoring Toad because of the male’s mating call.
LISTEN TO THE TOADSNORE - IF YOU HEAR THIS IN YOUR AREA YOU HAVE WESTERN LEOPARD TOADS BREEDING NEAR YOUR HOUSE! PLEASE CALL THE WLT Hotline 082 516 3602.
For more information on the Western Leopard Toad or on how you can become a volunteer to help preserve this endangered species visit www.leopardtoad.co.za and TOADNUTS websites
July 2017: 10.25%
We fully support Kirstenhof Crime Watch and applaud the efforts of all the dedicated patrollers. To find out more go to www.kirstenhof.org.za. Contact: 0860 002 669.
1/2/2018: THINK WATER: Please use water sparingly - we are still in a crisis situation with Critical Water Shortages Disaster Plan! - Level 6B water restrictions. For more visit - THIS LINK