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 is 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 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 will 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 are 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.
Legendary Bullgator is found in Bayou Nwa to the west of Lakay. This Legendary Animal is featured in the “Country Pursuits” story mission in the swamps of southern Lagras in Lemoyne.
Legendary Cougar is located in the extreme southwest of the map in the Gaptooth Ridge. This is straight west from Tumbleweed City in the Blackwater region of the game.
You can find the legendary wolf to the west of Bacchus Bridge in the Cotorra Springs region of Ambarino. Look for it in the geysers area and be well prepared for the fight. A single shot to the heart should be enough to put it down.
You will find the legendary boar north of Lagras in the Bluewater Marsh in Lemoyne.
Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear
Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear is found in Grizzlies East of the Ambarino region. Head north of O’Creagh’s Run after completing the mission “Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego” where Hosea accompanies you.
You can also choose to eliminate the beast while on the mission, to collect the Legendary Bear Pelt.
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. It should be noted that the Panther could only be hunted once you have reached the 9th rank of Master Hunter Challenge.
This is a tricky animal to hunt down, since you may need to sleep at your camp multiple times before the panther can spawn. One clean hit from the animal can put you to death so be careful.
Legendary moose is located in the northeastern part of the map. The name of the area is Roanoke Ridge in the New Hanover region. The spot for the moose is nearby the shore of Roanoke Valley. Use Deadeye to aim for the heart and neck to make quick work of it.
To the east of Fort Mercer, you will find Rio Del Robo Rock where you also find the legendary panther. This area lies in the southwestern region of Blackwater.
Legendary Bighorn Ram
The Bighorn Ram can be found near the Cattail Pond in Ambarino, 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.
In the late game, head southwest from Stillwater Creek in Blackwater to reach the above-mentioned area.
Legendary White Bison
You will find the legendary white bison near Lake Isabella at the west ends of the Grizzlies in the Ambarino region of the game. Head to the northern shore of the water body to begin your search for the bison.
The legendary beaver is located just southwest of Butcher Creek in the New Hanover region. Head to the dam that is directly west of Van Horn Trading Post to hunt down the animal.
Head northwest of Strawberry and up the Owanjila Lake towards Big Valley in the West Elizabeth region to find the legendary buck.
Head north of Rhodes to reach the Scarlett Meadows in the Lemoyne region. You will be able to find the legendary coyote here.
Legendary elk can be found just east of Bacchus Station and a little east of Fort Wallace in Ambarino region of the game.
Legendary fox is located to the north of the fence in Rhodes of the Lemoyne region. Look for it in the swamps at the Mattock Pond.
Of course, these are not the only Legendary Animals that you can extract remains of. Well, the earth is known to have some large prehistoric animals as well.
We are talking about Dinosaurs, as you will be tasked to find their bones and skeletal remains under the side mission “A Test of Faith”. The locations for the bones are quite many, so we have a separate guide for it here.