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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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First Published: 01-10-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 26-11-2018 / 07:05 GMT
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Guide Guide Info

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Wild Animals

There are many different kinds of wild animals in both Afghanistan and Africa, all of which can be captured by you! There are three main ways to capture the animals in the game, with the best one being to shoot them with a tranquilizer (or stun bullets), then extract them via Fulton. Some animals are small enough that you can just pick them up after putting them to sleep/stunning them. There are three animals in the game that are tied to Side Ops, so they are the only way to capture those.

The last way to capture animals is via one of the items you can develop, the Capture Cage. This little contraption can be set in the wild and whenever you leave via helicopter, you will capture an animal. Depending on the rank of the cage, it’s possible to catch some very rare animals. There are many animals in the game that cannot be captured without using these cages.

Key:

  • C = Common
  • UC = Uncommon
  • R = Rare
  • UR = Ultra Rare (usually tied to the Side Ops-related animals)
  • SR = Super Rare

A few animals will require you to Fulton them (left), but the majority will need you to use the Capture Cage item (right).

Tip: When you go free roaming and set your traps at the locations, you can immediately leave by calling in a helicopter and boarding it. Going to the ACC from the pause menu doesn’t count.

Animal Rarity Capture? Location
Gerbil C Capture Cage Afghanistan/Africa; Very common in both areas.
Long-eared Hedgehog UC Capture Cage Afghanistan; Slightly southeast of Wialo Village.
Four-toed Hedgehog UC Capture Cage Africa; Just east of Kiziba Camp.
Afghan Pika R Capture Cage Afghanistan; At the landing zone southwest of Serak Power Plant.
Common Raven C Pick up/Capture Cage Afghanistan/Africa; Can be found flying in a lot of places (Aabe Shifap Ruins is one place); Can be caught in a Capture Cage.
Trumpeter Hornbill C Capture Cage Africa; Just east of Kiziba Camp.
Black Stork R Capture Cage Afghanistan; Near Wialo Village.
Oriental Stork C Fulton Afghanistan; Can be found flying around during Mission 11.
Jehuty UR Fulton Africa; Part of Side Ops 49.
Griffon Vulture C Fulton/Capture Cage Afghanistan; Can be found flying around Sakhra Ee Village and you can also use Capture Cage there.
Animal Rarity Capture? Location
Lappet-faced Vulture C Fulton/Capture Cage Africa; Task in Mission 13; Can also be captured using a cage north of Kungenga Mines
Martial Eagle R Capture Cage Africa; Just north of Kunoko ya Nioka Station, right outside of the northern entrance
Karakul Sheep C Fulton Afghanistan; Fairly common throughout the area where Spugmay Keep and Wialo Village; Is also the target for Side Ops 47
Cashmere Goat C Fulton Afghanistan; Can be found roaming around at Aabe Shifap Ruins (Day)
Nubian C Fulton Africa; Found wandering to the west of Bampeve Plantation (Day)
Boer Goat C Fulton Africa; Can be found south of Guard Post #15 (Day)
Wild Ass C Fulton Africa/Afghanistan; One spot where they can be found is north of Kunoko ya Nioka Station (Day)
Grant's Zebra C Fulton Africa; Can find some right outside of Nova Braga Airport, closer to the LZ just east of it (Day)
Okapi SR Fulton Africa; Go to the LZ to the east of Kungenga Mines, the head directly west towards the place. You should be able to spot some in the clearing on the southern side of the road (Day)
Gray Wolf C Fulton Afghanistan; Just north of the LZ that's west of Sakhra Ee Village (Night)

The locations of the Martial Eagle (left) and the Okapi (right).

Note: Some animals can be found at different times of the day, although there’s not many. For example, Gray Wolves are usually sleeping during the day and hunt at night.

Animal Rarity Capture? Location
African Wild Dog R Fulton Africa; Just to the east of Mfinda Oilfield (Night)
Side-striped Jackal C Fulton Africa; Will accompany the Anubis during Side Ops 50
Anubis SR Fulton Africa; Part of Side Ops 50
Brown Bear R Fulton Afghanistan; Found near landing zone just south of Wakh Sind Barracks
Himalayan Brown Bear SR Fulton Afghanistan; Part of Side Ops 48
Deathstalker C Capture Cage Afghanistan; Near Wialo Village
Emperor Scorpion C Capture Cage Africa; At landing zone just southwest of Nova Braga Airport
Oriental Ratsnake UC Capture Cage Afghanistan; Near Wialo Village
Black Mamba UC Capture Cage Africa; Just east of Kiziba Camp
Animal Rarity Capture? Location
Tsuchinoko UR Capture Cage Africa; From landing zone east of Kungenga Mines, go north around the rocky terrain and find the water there. Plant the cages in the water.
Rainbow Agama UC Capture Cage Africa; Just east of Kiziba Camp
Namaqua Chameleon R Capture Cage Africa; At landing zone in between Guard Posts #22 and #23
Leopard Gecko C Capture Cage Afghanistan; Fairly common throughout and will likely get alongside the Gerbil and other common animals
African Fat-tailed Gecko C Capture Cage Africa; At landing zone just west of Ngumba Industrial Zone (on a rock)
African Bullfrog R Capture Cage Africa; From the LZ west of Ngumba Industrial Zone, go northeast until you find a broken bridge. Drop down into the waters below, which is where you want to plant the cages.
Russian Tortoise UC Capture Cage Afghanistan; Go slightly northeast from the LZ that is west of Shago Village and plant the cages (not so close together) on top of the largest dune you can find.
Leopard Tortoise UC Capture Cage Africa; From the landing zone south of Masa Village, go past the waterfall and up the hill, then plant the cages right there.
Bechstein's Bat C Capture Cage Afghanistan; Another very common animal that you'll get a lot when going after the other animals

The locations of the Tsuchinoko (left) and the Leopard Tortoise (right).

Animal Rarity Capture? Location
Rock Hyrax R Capture Cage Africa; Follow the beaten road southeast from the LZ just east of Mfinda Oilfield. When you come to the intersection, plant the cages on the east side of that intersection.
Tree Pangolin SR Capture Cage Africa; At the landing zone just east of Nova Braga Airport
Sand Cat R Capture Cage Afghanistan; There are two LZs southeast of Lamar Khaate Palace. You want to go to the one that is a little more north of the other. Plant the cages at the LZ.
Caracal SR Capture Cage Afghanistan; Go to the LZ to the southeast of Yakho Oboo Supply Outpost. From there, head ever so slightly to the northeast, to the top of the small hill and plant the cages.
African Civet SR Capture Cage Africa; Land at the LZ south and slightly west from Bampeve Plantation and plant the cages there.
Marsh Mongoose SR Capture Cage Africa; Land near Kiziba Camp and go to the southern side of it. You want to plant the cages in the water due south of the camp.
Red Fox R Capture Cage Afghanistan; At the landing zone due east of Wakh Sind Barracks
Blanford's Fox SR Capture Cage Afghanistan; Find guard post #4 and land nearby, then follow the mountains as you go west. You should see a haoma on your map, which is where you want to be. Plant the cages slightly southwest from that haoma.
Honey Badger SR Capture Cage Africa/Afghanistan; Land at the LZ to the east of Kiziba Camp. Go southeast a bit and look for the open field, which is where you want to plant the cages.

The locations of the Rock Hyrax (left) and the Blanford's Fox (right).


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Konami
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    1 October 2015
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2018
  • Guide Author

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