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.
Khan the Jaguar
- Main article: Khan the Jaguar
Gordo the Boar
- Main article: Gordo the Boar
Lobo the Wolf
- Main article: Lobo the Wolf
Brumas the Bear
- Main article: Brumas the Bear
Demi the Cougar
- Main article: Demi the Cougar
Keifer the Wolf
- Main article: Keifer the Wolf
He can only be found in the Liars and Cheats DLC while playing in Free Roam on the Rio del Lobo hunting ground.
Roberto the Bobcat
- Main article: Roberto the Bobcat
He can only be found in the Liars and Cheats DLC while playing in Free Roam on the Roca de Madera hunting ground.
Wilbur the Boar
- Main article: Wilbur the Boar
He can only be found in the Liars and Cheats DLC while playing in Free Roam on the Broken Tree hunting ground.
Red Dead Redemption 2
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. Below is a listing of the animals and their approximate locations.