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There are 178 subspecies of animals that the player can encounter and study in the game. Note that, the legendary versions of certain animals count as a subspecies, however, horses and fish is listed as separate.

These are the detailed list of available species within the game:

Animal species Subspecies/breeds
Alligator American Alligator
American Alligator (small)
Legendary Bullgator
Armadillo Nine-banded Armadillo
Badger American Badger
Bat Little Brown Bat
Beaver North American Beaver
Legendary Beaver
Bison American Bison
Legendary Tatanka Bison
Legendary White Bison
Black Bear American Black Bear
Blue Jay Blue Jay
Boar Wild Boar
Legendary Boar
Booby Red-footed Booby
Buck White-tailed Buck
Legendary Buck
Bull Angus Bull
Devon Bull
Hereford Bull
Bullfrog American Bullfrog
Cat American Domestic Cat
Cardinal Northern Cardinal
Chicken Dominique Chicken
Greater Prairie Chicken
Java Chicken
Leghorn Chicken
Chipmunk Western Chipmunk
Condor California Condor
Cormorant Double-crested Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Cougar Cougar
Legendary Cougar
Cow Florida Cracker Cow
Coyote California Valley Coyote
Legendary Coyote
Crab Cuban Land Crab
Red Swamp Crayfish
Crane Sandhill Crane
Whooping Crane
Crow American Crow
Deer White-tailed Deer
Dog American Foxhound
Australian Shepard
Bluetick Coonhound
Border Collie
Catahoula Cur
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Siberian Husky
Donkey Mule
Standard Donkey
Duck Mallard Duck
Pekin Duck
Eagle Bald Eagle
Golden Eagle
Egret Little Egret
Reddish Egret
Snowy Egret
Elk Rocky Mountain Bull Elk
Rocky Mountain Cow Elk
Legendary Elk
Fox American Gray Fox
American Red Fox
Silver Fox
Legendary Fox
Gila Monster Banded Gila Monster
Goat Alpine Goat
Goose Canada Goose
Grizzly Grizzly Bear
Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear
Gull Herring Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Hawk Ferruginous Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Heron Great Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Iguana Desert Iguana
Green Iguana
Lion Masai Lion
Loon Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Yellow-billed Loon
Moose Western Bull Moose
Western Moose
Legendary Moose
Muskrat American Muskrat
Opossum Virginia Opossum
Oriole Baltimore Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Owl California Horned Owl
Coastal Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Oxen Angus Ox
Devon Ox
Panther Florida Panther
Legendary Giaguaro Panther
Parakeet Carolina Parakeet
Parrot Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Great green Macaw
Scarlet Macaw
Peccary Collared Peccary
Pelican American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Pheasant Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pig Berkshire Pig
Big China Pig
Old Spot Pig
Pigeon Band-tailed Pigeon
Rock Pigeon
Pronghorn American Pronghorn Buck
American Pronghorn Doe
Baja California Pronghorn Buck
Baja California Pronghorn Doe
Sonoran Pronghorn Buck
Sonoran Pronghorn Doe
Legendary Pronghorn
Quail California Quail
Rabbit Black-tailed Jackrabbit
Raccoon American Raccoon
Ram Desert Bighorn Ram
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Ram
Sierra Nevada Bighorn Ram
Legendary Bighorn Ram
Rat Black Rat
Brown Rat
Raven Western Raven
Robin American Robin
Rooster Dominique Rooster
Java Rooster
Leghorn Rooster
Sheep Desert Bighorn Sheep
Merino Sheep
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep
Skunk Striped Skunk
Snake Black-tailed Rattlesnake
Cottonmouth Snake
Diamondback Snake
Fer-de-Lance Snake
Midland Water Snake
Northern Copperhead
Northern Water Snake
Rainbow Boa
Red Boa
Southern Copperhead
Sunglow Boa
Timber Rattlesnake
Songbird Scarlet Tanager Songbird
Western Tanager Songbird
Sparrow American Tree Sparrow
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Golden Crowned Sparrow
Spoonbill Roseate Spoonbill
Squirrel American Red Squirrel
Black Squirrel
Western Gray Squirrel
Toad Sonoran Desert Toad
Western Toad
Turkey Eastern Wild Turkey
Rio Grande Wild Turkey
Turtle Alligator Snapping Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Vulture Eastern Turkey Vulture
Western Turkey Vulture
Waxwing Cedar Waxwing
Wolf Gray Wolf
Timber Wolf
Legendary Wolf
Woodpecker Pileated Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker


In Red Dead Redemption 2, there are several trophies/achievements that are associated with interacting with animals:

30 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Skin every species of animal in Story Mode.

20 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Study every animal across all states in Story Mode.

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Survive 18 bear attacks and kill the bear each time in Story Mode.

20 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete one of the Collectible strands

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Red Dead Online: Sell 20 items to the butcher.

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