Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Walkthrough

4. Animal Platform

All over both Afghanistan and Africa are 47 different species of wild animals, all of which you will need to hunt down and bring back to Mother Base alive. Some of them will physically be in the field, like bears and zebras, but a lot of them can only be obtained by placing animal cages on the ground and returning to base. The easiest way to place capture cages down is to crouch and mash the place button, and you can also place all of your cages in the exact same spot. Bait bottles are not necessary.

Here is a list of all of the animals in the game. If an animal is "in the field", that means that you can shoot it with a tranquilizer and that the animal exists physically. Maps show where the animals can be found, but the maps may not show all available locations; a location will not appear on your encyclopedia map unless you find the animal there yourself, so the maps have shown where I myself have found them. The provided maps below have been made as full and complete as possible with the known information about where to find them at this time. Some notes for certain animals may appear under the maps as picture captions.

AnimalRarityLocationHow to ObtainMap
GerbilCommonBothCage
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Long-eared HedgehogUncommonAfghanistanField/Cage
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Four-toed HedgehogUncommonAfricaField/Cage
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Afghan PikaRareAfghanistanCage
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Common RavenCommonBothField/Cage
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Trumpeter HornbillCommonAfricaCage
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Black StorkRareBothCage
Also found around Lufwa Valley in AfricaAlso found around Lufwa Valley in Africa
Oriental StorkCommonAfghanistanField
Must be obtained in Main Ops 11Must be obtained in Main Ops 11
JehutyUltra RareAfricaField
Side Ops 049Side Ops 049
Griffon VultureCommonAfghanistanField
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Lappet-faced VultureCommonAfricaField
Confirmed spawn in Main Ops 13/44Confirmed spawn in Main Ops 13/44
Martial EagleRareAfricaField/Cage
Place cage in trash pile by cliffs north of Munoko ya Nioka Station; confirmed field spawn in Main Ops 24Place cage in trash pile by cliffs north of Munoko ya Nioka Station; confirmed field spawn in Main Ops 24
Karakul SheepCommonAfghanistanField
Also north and south of Yakho Oboo Supply OutpostAlso north and south of Yakho Oboo Supply Outpost
Cashmere GoatCommonAfghanistanField
Also around the Aabe Shifap Ruins; Side Ops 047Also around the Aabe Shifap Ruins; Side Ops 047
NubianCommonAfricaField
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Boer GoatCommonAfricaField
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Wild AssCommonBothField
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Grant's ZebraCommonAfricaField
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OkapiSuper RareAfricaField
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Gray WolfCommonAfghanistanField
Also south of Afghanistan Central Base Camp and south of OKB ZeroAlso south of Afghanistan Central Base Camp and south of OKB Zero
African Wild DogRareAfricaField
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Side-striped JackalCommonAfricaField
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AnubisSuper RareAfricaField
Side Ops 050Side Ops 050
Brown BearRareAfghanistanField
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Himalayan Brown BearSuper RareAfghanistanField
Side Ops 048Side Ops 048
DeathstalkerCommonAfghanistanCage

Best found by placing cages at LZ east of Wialo VillageBest found by placing cages at LZ east of Wialo Village
Emperor ScorpionCommonAfricaCage
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Oriental RatsnakeUncommonAfghanistanCage
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Black MambaUncommonAfricaCage
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TsuchinokoUltra RareAfricaCage
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Rainbow AgamaUncommonAfricaCage
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Namaqua ChameleonRareAfricaCage
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Leopard GeckoCommonAfghanistanCage
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African Fat-tailed GeckoCommonAfricaCage
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African BullfrogRareAfricaCage
Place cage in waterPlace cage in water
Russian TortoiseUncommonAfghanistanCage
Place in sand dunes; see Sand Cat map belowPlace in sand dunes; see Sand Cat map below
Leopard TortoiseUncommonAfricaCage
Place cages north of the LZ south of Masa Village on the cliffsides near the waterfallPlace cages north of the LZ south of Masa Village on the cliffsides near the waterfall
Bechstein's BatCommonAfghanistanCage
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Rock HyraxRareAfricaCage
Place cages on rocksPlace cages on rocks
Tree PangolinSuper RareAfricaCage
Place cages at LZ; quick way to earn GMPPlace cages at LZ; quick way to earn GMP
Sand CatRareAfghanistanCage
Place in sand dunesPlace in sand dunes
CaracalSuper RareAfghanistanCage
Place at LZPlace at LZ
African CivetSuper RareAfricaCage
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Marsh MongooseSuper RareAfricaCage
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Red FoxRareAfghanistanCage
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Blanford's FoxSuper RareAfghanistanCage
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Honey BadgerSuper RareBothCage
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Conservation in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Conservation32

Extract all wild animal species.

  • Unlocked by 318 tracked gamers (10% - TSA Ratio = 3.18) 3,238

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