One of the more important aspects of the single-player and online experience in Red Dead Redemption 2 is the ability to hunt animals. The game features dozens of species to hunt and/or catalog throughout the game, the most prestigious of which are the unique Legendary Animals.
Legendary Animals are stronger, unique versions of the standard animal species scattered throughout the game. They are much harder to kill than their normal counterparts and can be much more dangerous to encounter. The Legendary Bear for example, has more of a silvery pelt, with a scar running across one of its eyes. It can kill you in one swipe, however, so be sure to come prepared for each of these encounters.
The article below will cover each of the 16 legendary animals, as well as where to find them and what they reward when you skin them.
Legendary Alligator The Legendary Alligator can be found to the south of Lagras, in the Bayou Nwa region of Lemoyne. Rewards the Legendary Alligator Skin and Legendary Alligator Tooth.
Legendary Bear The Legendary Bear can be found in the clearing to the north of the lake at O’Creagh’s Run in the Grizzlies East region of Ambarino. You can only hunt this animal after completing the Exit Pursued By A Bruised Ego mission.
Legendary Beaver The Legendary Beaver can be found southeast of the Elysian Pool, west of the Van Horn Trading Post. Rewards the Legendary Beaver Pelt and Legendary Beaver Tooth.
Legendary Boar You can find the Legendary Boar around the northwest section of Bluewater Marsh, at the northern edge of the Bayou Nwa region of Lemoyne. Rewards the Legendary Boar Pelt and Legendary Boar Tusk.
Legendary Buck The Legendary Buck is in the black bone forest at the western foot of Mt. Shan, located near Strawberry. The Legendary Buck pelt sells for quite a bit, and the Legendary Buck Antler trinket is definitely worth hunting down as early as possible in the game, given that it increases the quality of your skinned pelts.
Legendary Cougar You can hunt the Legendary Cougar in Gaptooth Ridge in New Austin, to the west of Tumbleweed. Rewards the Legendary Cougar Pelt and the Legendary Cougar Claw.
Legendary Coyote The Legendary Coyote can be hunted around the west end of Dewberry Creek, northwest of Rhodes in the Scarlett Meadows region of Lemoyne.
Legendary Elk The Legendary Elk can be found in the woods due east of Bacchus Station, on the border of New Hanover and Ambarino. Skin it to gain the Legendary Elk Pelt and Legendary Elk Antler.
Legendary Fox The Legendary Fox is found just east of Mattock Pond, North of Rhodes. It drops the Legendary Fox Pelt and Legendary Fox Claw.
Legendary Moose You can find the Legendary Moose in the far northeast corner of the map, by following the train tracks north from Annesburg or heading up the river from Brandywine Drop near Roanoke Ridge. Rewards the Legendary Moose Pelt and Legendary Moose Antler.
Legendary Panther You must first complete 9 Master Hunter challenges to be able to hunt the Legendary Panther. Once completed, you can find the Legendary Panther in the woods south of Bolger Glade, west of Shady Belle. Killing it earns you the Legendary Panther Skin and Legendary Panther Eye.
Legendary Pronghorn The Legendary Pronghorn is found in New Austin, to the Southeast of Fort Mercer. Rewards the Legendary Pronghorn Hide and Legendary Pronghorn Horn.
Legendary Ram The Legendary Ram can be located in the hills just north of the railroad, slightly east of Cattail Poind, across the Dakota River, east of Valentine. Grants Legendary Ram Hide and Legendary Ram Horn.
Legendary Tatanka Bison You’ll find the Legendary Tatanka Bison in Hennigan’s Stead, south of Stillwater Creek. Rewards the Legendary Tatanka Bison Pelt and Legendary Tatanka Bison Horn.
Legendary White Bison The Legendary White Bison can be found along the north shore of Lake Isabella, in the Grizzlies West region of Ambarino. It rewards the Legendary White Bison Pelt and Legendary Bison Horn when skinned. Coincidentally, the White Arabian can also be found close to this region.
Legendary Wolf The Legendary Wolf can be killed and skinned around Cotorra Springs, across the Dakota north of Fort Wallace. Rewards you with the Legendary Wolf Pelt and Legendary Wolf Heart.