Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals are powerful versions of the various species that inhabit the game’s vast open world. Finding legendary animals in RDR2 is difficult but not if you are following location markers on the map, with tips to kill them and that’s what you get in this guide!
Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Animals Locations
Legendary animals are hard to find and are, in most cases, extremely dangerous. They tend to have more health, inflict more damage, be larger and faster, and be more aggressive.
Hunting down legendary animals is challenging because of this, and also because they are dispersed far apart. However, going after them is well worth the effort as it can unlock unique rewards that can be used to craft valuable upgrades and items.
When you enter a legendary animal’s territory, the game will notify you of this fact and the map will be updated. You will then need to use Eagle Eye to scan for clues and uncover a trail. The trail will eventually lead you to the legendary animal.
Legendary animals are powerful, so you’ll need to be well-prepared to face them. Additionally, bring plenty of powerful weapons (sniper weapons, poison arrows, rifles, shotguns, etc.) and lots of ammunition.
Kill quality doesn’t affect what you will harvest from the animal, so use the best possible weapons you can to take it down as quickly as you can. Make sure you have a full Dead Eye meter when you’re about to engage one. This will allow you to see the animal’s weak spots. Hitting one of these will help you with an instant kill.
You can follow the locations marked on the map and location description below to find all legendary animals in Red Dead Redemption 2:
Legendary Bullgator is found in Bayou Nwa to the west of Lakay. This legendary animal is features in the “Country Pursuits” story mission.
Legendary Cougar is located in the extreme southwest of the map in the Gaptooth Ridge. This is straight west from Tumbleweed.
You can find the legendary wolf to the west of Bacchus Bridge in the Cotorra Springs.
You’ll find the legendary boar north of Lagras in the Bluewater Marsh.
Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear
Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear is found in Grizzlies East. Head north of O’Creagh’s Run after completing the mission “Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego”.
Legendary Giaguaro Panther
Legendary panther can be found to the east of Fort Mercer. It is located in the region called Rio Del Lobo Rock.
Legendary moose is located in the northeastern part of the map. The name of the area is Roanoke Ridge.
To the east of Fort Mercer you’ll find Rio Del Robo Rock where you also find the legendary panther.
Legendary Bighorn Ram
The Bighorn Ram can be found near the Cattail Pond, west of the town of Valentine.
Legendary Tatanka Bison
Legendary Tatanka Bison is located in the southern part of the make. It is just southwest of MacFarlane’s Ranch in an area called the Hennigan’s Stead.
Legendary White Bison
You’ll find the legendary white bison near Lake Isabella at the west ends of the Grizzlies.
The legendary beaver is located just southwest of Butcher Creek.
Head northwest of Strawberry to find the legendary buck.
Head north of Rhodes to reach the Scarlett Meadows. You’ll be able to find the legendary coyote here.
Legendary elk can be found just east of Bacchus Station.
Legendary fox is located to the north of the fence in Rhodes.