Horizon Forbidden West: A Guide to Animal Locations

Horizon Forbidden West

Being able to carry more crafting resources and ammo for your weapons is very useful in Horizon Forbidden West, but to do so you’re going to have to do some hunting.

A wide variety of pouches, quivers and other containers can be crafted in Horizon Forbidden West, allowing you to increase the number of arrows, traps and other useful items you can carry around with you. The materials required to craft them, however, have to be obtained from the various animals found in the world of the Forbidden West. And so to get them, you’re going to have to do some hunting.

Below is a list of all the animals you can hunt in Horizon Forbidden West, as well as where you’ll find them. If you’re having trouble spotting them, be sure to activate Focus Mode which makes it easier. And bear in mind that you won’t always get the materials you desire – sometimes you’ll have to kill multiples of the same animal to get bones or pelts, etc.

Racoon – Raccoons can be found in the north-eastern area of the map, near Chainscrape. You’ll find them to the north of Plainsong, too.

Wild Boar – Similar to Raccoons, you’ll find Wild Boars in the north-eastern area of the map near Chainscrape, as well as to the north of Plainsong. Their fairly large size makes them easy to spot.

Rabbit – Rabbits are yet another animal you’ll find in the north-eastern area of the map around Chainscrape, and to the north of Plainsong. Their small size means you’re best off activating Focus Mode to find them.

Squirrel – Being very small in size, you might struggle to see squirrels unless you activate Focus Mode. You’ll find them near Chainscrape in the north-eastern corner of the map, as well as north of Plainsong.

Jay – You’ll find Jays around Chainscrape in the north-eastern corner of the map, but they’re very hard to spot unless you use Focus Mode. They’ll also fly off if you spook them.

Carp – If you’re after Carp, check out the lake just to the south of Cinnabar Sands. You’re sure to find some there.

Big Horn Goat – Big Horn Goats love mountains, so of course you’ll find in in the mountainous areas in the centre of the map. You” find them in the sandy area to the south of Plainsong, too.

Red Fox – You’ll find Red Foxes in the area just west of Barren Light. You might find them encroaching on the mountainous areas, too.

Owl – Owls are another animal that love mountains. As they fly off when you get near, you might want to locate them using Focus Mode.

Salmon – Salmon can be quite tricky to find. Head to the second mountainous area in the north-west corner of the map and look for a riverbed. Hopefully you’ll spot some there.

Horned Lizard – Horned Lizards love arid land, so you’ll find them in the deserts to the south of the map. They’re small size means you might want to use Focus Mode to spot them.

Vulture – Like Horned Lizards, Vultures love the desert. So, you’ll find them towards the southern area of the map, below Scalding Spear.

Peccary – Luckily for you, Peccaries are perhaps the most plentiful animal in the game. You’ll find them in the desert to the south, as well as in rainforests and the central area of the map.

Goose – If you’re after Geese, go north of Scalding Spear. You should find plenty there.

Prairie Dog – Prairie Dogs are one of the harder animals to find in the game. Focus your efforts around the Scalding Spear area and you should find some though.

Duck – As you’d expect, Ducks love water. So, if you’re trying to find some, check out the rainforest areas to the south-east.

Bass – Bass love the ocean, so you’ll find them near the coast on the western side of the map.

Moonfish – Just like Bass, you’ll have no trouble finding Moonfish in the sea on the western side of the map.

Seagull – It’s a Seagull, so where are you likely to find one? By the sea, of course! Go all the way to the west – to the coastline – and you’ll find plenty of them.

Crab – Crabs are another animal you’ll find by the sea. So go to the coastline on the western area of the map and keeps your eyes peeled for them.

Pelican – Pelicans are another animal you’ll find on the coastline to the west. They’re big, and they’re easy to spot.

Lobster – See Crabs. Lobsters also love the sea, so can be found on the coastline to the west.

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