Legendary animals are exceptionally rare animals that are stronger, faster and more profitable than their more common counterparts. They appear in both Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption 2. Once the player has found and killed one of them, it will never appear again in the same save file.

Red Dead Redemption

Wearing the Expert Hunter Outfit while hunting these animals will net the player two of each piece of loot, with the exception of the animal's heart, when skinned. As the components from these legendary animals have great value, this strategy is highly recommended.

In order to encounter singleplayer legendary animals, players are required to be Master Hunter Rank 9.

Animal Singleplayer Multiplayer Notes
Khan the Jaguar Ojo del Diablo Tanner's Reach
Gordo the Boar Stillwater Creek Greenhollow
Lobo the Wolf Tall Trees Barranca
Brumas the Bear Nekoti Rock Bearclaw Camp
Demi the Cougar - Silent Stead Liars and Cheats DLC
Keifer the Wolf - Rio del Lobo Liars and Cheats DLC
Roberto the Bobcat - Roca de Madera Liars and Cheats DLC
Wilbur the Boar - Broken Tree Liars and Cheats DLC

Red Dead Redemption 2


The legendary animals in-game map

Legendary Animals habitats - Red Dead 2

Locations of all Legendary animals (click to enlarge)

Legendary animals can be encountered in some missions, but will more frequently be located in the wild. Once players enter an area that contains a legendary animal, they will begin receiving a series of clues when using Eagle Eye. The third clue will lead directly to the animal. Legendary animals have the unique trait of an undamagable pelt, giving always high quality pelts. Below is a listing of the animals and their approximate locations.

Animal Location Notes
Beaver Butcher Creek Southwest
Bharati Grizzly Bear Grizzlies East North of O'Creagh's Run
(Requires completing "Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego")
Bighorn Ram Cattail Pond West of Valentine
Boar Bluewater Marsh North of Lagras
Buck Black Bone Forest Northwest
Bullgator Bayou Nwa West of Lakay
(Requires completing "Country Pursuits" or "That's Murfree Country")
Cougar Gaptooth Ridge West of Tumbleweed
(Requires completing "The Wheel" - not recommended until completing "Motherhood")
Coyote Scarlett Meadows Northwest of Rhodes
Elk Bacchus Station East
Fox Rhodes North of fence
Giaguaro Panther Lemoyne West of Shady Belle
(Requires reaching "Rank 9 of the Master Hunter Challenges")
Moose Roanoke Ridge Northeast corner
Pronghorn Del Lobo Rock East of Fort Mercer
(Requires completing "The Wheel" - not recommended until completing "Motherhood")
Tatanka Bison Hennigan's Stead Southeast of MacFarlane's Ranch
(Requires completing "The Wheel" - not recommended until completing "Motherhood")
White Bison Lake Isabella West end of Grizzlies
Wolf Cotorra Springs West of Bacchus Bridge


Finding and killing all Legendary Animals will net you these trophies/achievements:

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Study every animal across all states in Story Mode.

30 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Skin every species of animal in Story Mode.

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Complete one of the Collectible strands

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
Gold goldGold
Attain 100% Completion.

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