Are Cane Toads Legal In Alberta?
No, the Cane Toad (Rhinella Marina), is not legal to own as a pet in Alberta. It is a controlled species under the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Policy Division.
This is according to the most up to date list of controlled animals in Alberta.
Screenshot from the Fish and Wildlife Act:
As you can see here, the Marina (cane) Toad is listed as a controlled species under the Toads section.
Other Controlled Toads in Alberta:
- American Toad
- Colorado River Toad
- Woodhouse’s Toad
Alberta controls many animals for a variety of reasons. Public safety, climate and habitat, population control and more.
The Cane Toad is one of those animals controlled by the provincial Government of Alberta.