African Clawed Frog

Xenopus laevis

Order: Anura Family: Pipidae

Natural History Information

Range and Habitat


Ecosystem Role

Husbandry Information

Housing Requirements

  • Life Cycle Natural History Relevant Information
  • Temperature, Humidity, Light Cycles
  • Substrate:
  • Social Housing/Colony Management
  • Other General Housing Requirements or Management information

Diet Requirements

  • Life Cycle Relevant Information
  • Diet under human care

Veterinary Concerns


  • Behavioral Relevant Information
  • Environmental Enrichment
  • Behavioral Enrichment
  • Schedule
  • Other Enrichment Resources


  • Behaviors Trained
  • Reinforcers used & schedule of reinforcement

Programmatic Information

Messaging Themes

  • Threats and Conservation Status
  • Interesting Natural History Information
  • Did you know…

Handling & Presentation Tips

Use Guidelines

Public Contact and Interaction Guidelines

Transportation Tips

Crating Techniques

Temperature Guidelines

Acquisition Information

Look for specialty/exotic rescues such as:



Contributors and Citations

Comments from the Rating System

  • John Ball Zoo: difficult to see during some programs due to it needing to stay in a small, clear container