Animals Database API

Animals Database API

Dive into the captivating realm of biodiversity with the Animals Database API! Unleashing a menagerie of knowledge, this API offers a treasure trove of fascinating scientific facts on a myriad of animal species. From the majestic to the mysterious, embark on a digital safari to discover the wonders of the animal kingdom!

About the API:

Welcome to the captivating world of the Animals Database API, where knowledge meets the wild! This comprehensive API is your passport to an extensive repository of intriguing scientific facts, unraveling the mysteries of thousands of diverse animal species. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, researcher, or simply curious about the wonders of the animal kingdom, this API is your digital guide to the wealth of biodiversity that inhabits our planet.

Immerse yourself in the wealth of information at your fingertips. From the awe-inspiring giants of the savannah to the microscopic wonders of the ocean depths, the Animals API covers a vast spectrum of species. Unearth facts about their habitats, behaviors, classifications, and distinctive features, all meticulously curated to provide a rich and engaging learning experience.

Designed for seamless integration, the Animals API empowers developers, educators, and enthusiasts to access reliable and up-to-date information effortlessly. Whether you're building educational apps, wildlife guides, or simply seeking to enhance your understanding of the animal world, this API is your go-to resource.

Stay informed with the latest discoveries and scientific insights, as the Animals API is regularly updated to reflect the dynamic nature of the animal kingdom. Embrace the adventure of exploration, and let the Animals Database API be your companion in unraveling the captivating stories of our planet's diverse and fascinating inhabitants.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

Search animals based on your search terms and receive information about that animal. 


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Educational Apps and Websites:

    • Integrate the Animals Database API into educational applications and websites to provide students and learners with accurate and engaging scientific information about various animal species. Enhance biology lessons, making them more interactive and immersive.
  2. Wildlife Conservation and Research:

    • Support wildlife conservation efforts and research projects by leveraging the Animals API to access detailed data on specific animal species. Researchers and conservationists can utilize this information to study habitats, behaviors, and threats to contribute to the preservation of endangered species.
  3. Zoological Park and Museum Exhibits:

    • Enrich the visitor experience at zoos, aquariums, and museums by incorporating the Animals Database API into interactive exhibits. Offer patrons real-time access to fascinating facts about the animals on display, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the diversity of the animal kingdom.
  4. Game Development:

    • Enhance gaming experiences by incorporating the Animals API into wildlife-themed games. Developers can use the API to dynamically populate game environments with accurate and diverse animal species, providing players with an educational and entertaining journey through different ecosystems.
  5. Nature and Wildlife Blogs:

    • Enliven nature and wildlife blogs with the Animals Database API by seamlessly integrating interesting scientific facts into articles and posts. Bloggers and content creators can keep their audience engaged with up-to-date and reliable information, catering to both casual readers and wildlife enthusiasts.


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides API call limitations per month, there is no other limitation. 

API Documentation


Returns up to 10 results matching the input name parameter.



Get Data - Endpoint Features
Object Description
name [Required] common name of animal to search. This parameter supports partial matches (e.g. fox will match gray fox and red fox)
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            [{"name": "Koala", "taxonomy": {"kingdom": "Animalia", "phylum": "Chordata", "class": "Mammalia", "order": "Diprotodontia", "family": "Phascolarctidae", "genus": "Phascolarctos", "scientific_name": "Phascolarctos cinereus"}, "locations": ["Oceania"], "characteristics": {"prey": "Eucalyptus leaves", "name_of_young": "Joey", "group_behavior": "Solitary", "estimated_population_size": "Stable", "biggest_threat": "Habitat loss and disease", "most_distinctive_feature": "Large, wide head and tufted, round ears", "other_name(s)": "Koala Bear", "gestation_period": "35 days", "habitat": "Eucalyptus, inland and coastal forests", "predators": "Birds of Prey, Dingo, Human", "diet": "Herbivore", "average_litter_size": "1", "lifestyle": "Nocturnal", "common_name": "Koala", "number_of_species": "3", "location": "south-eastern Australia", "slogan": "Spends up to 80% of the time sleeping or resting!", "group": "Mammal", "color": "GreyBlackWhiteGrey-Brown", "skin_type": "Fur", "top_speed": "2 mph", "lifespan": "15 - 20 years", "weight": "4kg - 15kg (8.8lbs - 33lbs)", "height": "60cm - 85cm (24in - 34in)", "age_of_sexual_maturity": "2 years", "age_of_weaning": "6 - 7 months"}}]


curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Animals Database API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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The Animals Database API offers detailed scientific information on thousands of animal species, including data on habitats, classifications, behaviors, and unique features.

The API provides structured data using a RESTful architecture. Information is organized by species, and endpoints are available for accessing data related to habitats, classifications, and other key attributes.

Absolutely. The API is designed to enhance educational experiences by delivering accurate and engaging scientific facts about various animal species, making it a valuable resource for educators and students.

The API is regularly updated to reflect the latest scientific discoveries and ensure that users have access to current and accurate information about the animal kingdom.

Yes, the Animals Database API is available for commercial use. Please refer to the API documentation for information on licensing and usage terms.

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