placecreature is a service for using creature agnostic image placeholders. Inspiration came from what the folks at placekitten are doing, but, hey, maybe you're not a cat person. Maybe you're more of a dog, cow, or flying squirrel person

How To Use

Just like other image placeholder services, you simply add the width and height to your URL path. Like this:

Doing the above will give you a random creature placeholder. If you want to use a specific creature for your placeholder, simply add the creature name to the URL like so, replacing spaces for dashes '-':

Note that an invalid creature name will yield a 404 status code. A full list of creatures available can be found at If you want JSON output for a creatures list, use:

Suggest A Creature

If you'd like to suggest a creature, or would like to suggest a photo for an existing creature, feel free to send a message. If you are suggesting a photo, please keep in mind that only images that are public domain or licensed under Creative Commons will be considered.


Just because it has to be said: this site is delivered as-is and you use it at your own risk. There is no warranty as far as uptime or reliability of this site and it may unaccessible at any point without notice. All images used on this site are Creative Commons licensed works, with full attribution available here. If you access any image or use it, please ensure you have given propert attribution to the original author(s). If you are the owner of any image used here, and would like to request removal of your work from this site, please do not hesitate to send a takedown request

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