Animal and Animal Database APIs

List of Animal-related APIs

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Animal API

About animal database APIs

Everyone loves animals, and that’s reflected by the number and diversity of APIs for websites and databases that contain animal information.

Some of these tools collect scientific information about the order, family, and species of a particular creature. Other APIs just return pictures, while some even share data about where to adopt a pet.

What is an animal API?

An API is a type of interface developers can use to connect their programs, apps, or websites to external services. Many APIs exist which connect developers’ work to animal-related services such as picture databases or repositories of scientific data.

How do animal APIs work?

APIs work by receiving queries from third party software called clients, which they then use to perform an action or lookup data.

An API about animals might send a client program a random picture of a cat, or it might look up the address of the nearest animal shelter to a ZIP code provided by an end-user.

After the API server has completed its task, it returns data to the client program, which can then be displayed for end-users.

Who is an animal API for exactly?

Developers working to create a website for animal lovers, a comprehensive animal adoption website, or many other tasks will benefit from APIs that connect their work to existing services.

Why are animal database APIs important?

APIs allow developers to focus on their code rather than extraneous functions. Connecting software to existing databases and sites saves time and effort, resulting in a better final product.

What can you expect from an animal API?

The exact details will depend on the type of API. Regardless of their purpose, however, most APIs have documentation explaining how to use them. They may also be available free of charge or for a cost, depending on the services and support offered.

Are there examples of free animal APIs?

Many animal database APIs are usable free of charge, especially those with a charitable purpose like connecting users with adoptable pets. The list below is only the tip of the iceberg.

  1. Cat Facts API
  2. Kitten Placeholder API
  3. Placepuppy
  4. Recipe Puppy

Animal API SDKs

All animal APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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