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The Legendary Cougar is an animal species featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.


The Legendary Cougar is native to Gaptooth Ridge in New Austin. The unique black fur makes this cougar easily recognizable. As a carnivore, it preys on deer, elk, moose, and mountain goats. Long distance weapons like rifles, or a Bow with Poison Arrows, are recommended for hunting as the vicious nature of cougars means they are prone to attack.

Killing this animal will give the player the opportunity to craft the rare Cougar Fang Trinket, the Legendary Cougar/Wolf Vest, the Legendary Cougar Riding Gloves, and the Legendary Cougar Flop Hat.


The legendary cougar can be found in Gaptooth Ridge, north of Gaptooth Breach.


Despite the compendium suggesting specific weaponry to kill a common cougar, legendary animals always give a clean pelt or skin, so in this particular case you can use any weapon.



Item Price Recipe
Legendary Cougar/Wolf Vest $42.00 Legendary Cougar Pelt, Legendary Wolf Pelt
Legendary Cougar Riding Gloves $20.00 Legendary Cougar Pelt, Perfect Boar Pelt
Legendary Cougar Flop Hat $19.00 Legendary Cougar Pelt, Turkey Feather x2

These are part of the Beast of Prey Garment Set.


Item Price Requires Type Effect
Cougar's Fang Trinket $20.50 Legendary Cougar Fang Stamina Raises Stamina XP gain by 10%


  • As the Legendary Cougar habitat is in the far western regions of New Austin, it can only be hunted after the epilogue. However, there are some exploits where the player can hunt it earlier.


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