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Lobo is a rare animal found in Red Dead Redemption and a part of the Master Hunter Challenge.


Lobo is a giant solid black wolf with glowing yellow eyes. He can be hunted and skinned. After killing him, the player can sell his provisions.


In Singleplayer, Lobo can be found near Aurora Basin, in the Northwest end of Tall Trees in West Elizabeth. He must be killed and skinned to complete Master Hunter - Rank 10, along with Gordo the Boar and Brumas the Bear.


Master Hunter II: Rank 2

Find the legendary wolf "Lobo" and kill him.

Reward: 250xp, New title.

In Redemption Multiplayer, Lobo the Wolf can be found in Barranca, a small area in Nuevo Paraiso, just south-east of Chuparosa. Lobo will appear after killing waves of wolves that spawn. He is indicated by a red skull on the mini-map. When located, he spawns with another wave of wolves, 2-4.

Tips and Tricks

  • BEWARE!!! It is possible that when looking for Lobo he may spawn near the location of Brumas and the player will have to deal with both at the same time.
  • Being mounted on a horse can be useful. If surrounded by wolves, the horse will be attacked first.
  • Sometimes the wolves can become glitched and will spawn underground. This will stop Lobo from appearing, and the player will need to exit the area for a few minutes and try again.
  • Lobo might spawn in the water and drown. If you leave the area for a while and come back he will respawn.
  • In Multiplayer, get up the ramp in the broken-down house on top of the plateau. Use the terrain as an advantage and stay on the high ground to defeat the wolves.
  • Lobo can be easily taken down with one shot to the head with the Buffalo Rifle.
  • One trick is to ride into the water of Aurora Basin after locating Lobo the Wolf because he won't follow into the water and then get an easy kill.
  • In Multiplayer, another good tactic is to jump on top of a rock and camp there. Once Lobo appears, just fill him with lead.
  • Lobo sells best in Nuevo Paraiso ($144 for Lobo's fur, $96 for Lobo's meat, and $132 for Lobo's heart). You only get 50% of this in West Elizabeth and Thieves Landing, and 75% elsewhere.
  • Lobo's provisions can be sold at Nuevo Paraiso for a grand total of $558 with Honor Rank Peacemaker or $984 if you wore Expert Hunter Outfit (Lobo's Heart is not duplicated).
  • You can easily kill Lobo using the High Power Pistol or Mauser Pistol.
  • It takes 3-5 shots with the Buffalo rifle in the body to kill Lobo.
  • Wearing the Expert Hunter Outfit will let you gather twice as many materials from Lobo
  • It takes 3-5 tomahawks to kill Lobo, except for a head strike which is an instant kill.
  • Be careful, sometimes many wolves will spawn, and if too many spawn, Lobo's corpse may disappear.
  • If you find and kill Lobo in the water around Aurora Basin and can't skin him, throw dynamite in the water around him to move him closer to shore. When it explodes, you may see Lobo being shot up out of the water.


  • To design Lobo, developers probably took inspiration from the book Lobo the King of Currumpaw, in which author Ernest Thompson Seton describes (and actually hunted down) a black Wolf named Lobo, who lived in the Currumpaw Valley, New Mexico.
  • Lobo in both Spanish and Portuguese means wolf, making his name Wolf the Wolf.
  • Lobo has been known not to attack the player unless they attack him first, this may be due to the player fast traveling right where he spawns, or it may just be a glitch. This may also occur if he spawns at near the same time as Brumas the bear.
  • Sometimes, after he has been killed, his eyes may glow. They also may look slightly bloated.
  • In the Spanish version, his name is "Colmillo", which means "Fang".
  • Keifer the Wolf has the same model as Lobo.




Red Dead Redemption - Lobo the Wolf


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