Although we know that populations of the Giant Burrowing Frog are in decline, this elusive digger is one of Victoria’s most poorly understood species.

The plan for fighting extinction

Over the next five years, Zoos Victoria will carry out important on-the-ground surveys to discover more about the Giant Burrowing Frog and its remote habitat. In the meantime, we are securing the wellbeing of the individual frogs in our care.

How you can help

  • Do what you can to increase community awareness and support for the Giant Burrowing Frog.
  • This includes visiting our zoos. By visiting Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo or Werribee Open Range Zoo, you will be supporting our work to fight extinction.
  • Donate if you can, because every little bit helps. As we are a not-for-profit organisation, all donations go towards our important conservation efforts.
  • Discover more about local conservation events and join the growing number of wild activists taking action for local wildlife.

Photo: Rohan Bilney

Population Trend:
Number left in the wild:

Conservation Status

  • LC
    Least Concern
  • NT
    Near Threatened
  • VU
  • EN
  • CR
    Critically Endangered
  • EW
    Extinct in the Wild
  • EX