Far Cry Primal Animal & Beast Taming Guide – Where To Find All Animal Locations, Stats & Abilities

Far Cry Primal Beasts Taming Guide
One of the greatest new features in the Far Cry franchise sees the addition of taming beasts in Far Cry Primal. This Far Cry Primal Animal & Beast Taming Guide lists all of the animals you’re able to tame in the game, where you can find each of them and other information including their strength, speed, stealth and other added bonuses such as looting or gathering resources.

If you’re looking for help completing the most difficult hunts in the game and taming the rarest animals, check out our Master Hunt guide.

The general technique to taming each of the beasts in Far Cry Primal remains much of the same throughout the game. When you have a general location of the beast explore the nearby vicinity with your Owl and use it to try and spot the specific beast you’re after. They usually stand out. Failing that just walk around and throw down some bait and see if anything responds. If it doesn’t pick it up and try again. If you’re hunting for a rare one remember that they leave scent trails behind that are visible when using your hunter sense.

You need to make sure you’re sneaking throughout the process, from the time you throw the bait to the time you attempt to tame. If the beast spots you and you’re not crouching they will attack or escape. If you’re unlucky enough to have to kill one, they do respawn. The fastest way to make them respawn is to go back to Your Village and sleep a full cycle. So if it’s day, sleep until night and then until day again. If it’s night, sleep until day and then until night.

There is a certain random element involved. Below are screenshots of every tamed beast location in the game, to be used as a reference if you’ve been struggling to find a specific beast. I found the beasts in the exact location marked by the player icon on the map but obviously they aren’t static so check nearby if you don’t spot them straight away. The more powerful ones are a lot easier to find anyway so don’t stress too much, you’ll encounter them all naturally as you progress.

The below screenshots are not the only place you can find these beasts, I simply included information relating to ones I found more than once and at the earliest opportunity in the game.

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Skills

  • You must complete the first mission for Tensay before you can catch Canines
  • To unlock the Tame Wildcats skill you need to build the first level of Tensay’s Hut in The Village
  • To unlock the Tame Apex Predators skill you must tame 5 beasts
  • To unlock Tame Cunning Beasts skill you need to tame 8 beasts.

Below you will find information on each of the beasts that you can tame in Far Cry Primal. Remember to explore nearby the location of Takkar on the map and check the top of each image for whether or not it is night time or day time.

Where To Find All Beasts & Mounts In Far Cry Primal

Dhole

Where To Find Dhole In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide Dhole Location

Dhole Stats

Strength: 1
Speed: 2
Stealth: 5

Dhole Abilities

Skins carcasses and gathers resources after a kill
Uncovers and gathers nearby resources when you’re idle
Rare Dhole

Where To Find Rare Black Dhole In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide Rare Black Dhole

Rare Black Dhole Stats

Strength: 2
Speed: 2
Stealth: 4

Rare Black Dhole Abilities

Skins carcasses and gathers resources after a kill
Uncovers and gathers nearby resources when you’re idle
Resistant to fire
Wolf

Where To Find Wolf In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Taming Guide - Wolf Location

Wolf Stats

Strength: 1
Speed: 3
Stealth: 3

Wolf Abilities

Growls to warn of nearby enemies or predators
Reveals 350 feet of terrain around you
Reveals more territory on minimap
White Wolf

Where To Find The White Wolf In Far Cry Primal

Where To Find The White Wolf In Far Cry Primal

White Wolf Stats

Strength: 2
Speed: 3
Stealth: 3

White Wolf Abilities

Growls to warn of nearby enemies or predators
Reveals 350 feet of terrain around you
Reveals more territory on minimap
Rare Stripe Wolf

Where To Find Rare Stripe In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide - Rare Stripe Wolf Location

This one’s a bit of a pain as it’s in a pack. When I found it there was a Rare White Wolf with 2 normal wolves. I approached with my bear, the White Wolf and 2 normal wolves retreated in a different direction. The Rare Stripe Wolf has more spikes in its fur and has a stripe on its face, use your Hunter Sense to check from a distant for dark/grey colored wolves with the scent trail.

Rare Stripe Stats

Strength: 3
Speed: 3
Stealth: 3

Rare Stripe Abilities

Growls to warn of nearby enemies and predators
Reveals 350ft of terrain on the map
Reveals more territory on the minimap
Resistant to fire
Jaguar

Where To Find Jaguar In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beasts Taming Guide - Jaguar Location

Jaguar Stats

Strength: 2
Speed: 4
Stealth: 5

Jaguar Abilities

Attacks unsuspecting targets without alerting nearby enemies
Rare Black Jaguar

Where To Find Rare Black Jaguar In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide - Rare Black Jaguar Location

Rare Black Jaguar Stats

Strength: 3
Speed: 4
Stealth: 5

Rare Black Jaguar Abilities

Attacks unsuspecting targets without alerting nearby enemies
Resistant to fire
Leopard

Where To Find Leopard In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide - Leopard Location

Leopard Stats

Strength: 3
Speed: 4
Stealth: 4

Leopard Abilities

Tags nearby animals within a small radius
Cave Lion

Where To Find Cave Lion In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Taming Guide - Cave Lion Location

Cave Lion Stats

Strength: 3
Speed: 3
Stealth: 3

Cave Lion Abilities

Tags nearby enemies within a small radius
Rare Black Lion

Where To Find Rare Black Lion In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide - Rare Black Lion Location

Rare Black Lion Stats

Strength: 4
Speed: 3
Stealth: 3

Rare Black Lion Abilities

Tags nearby enemies within a small radius
Resistant to fire
Badger

Where To Find Badger In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide - Badger Location

Badger Stats

Strength: 3
Speed: 1
Stealth: 3

Badger Abilities

Can revive itself from death once
Terrifies all wildlife in Oros
Immune to poison
Brown Bear

Where To Find Brown Bear In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Gaming Guide - Brown Bear Location

Brown Bear Stats

Strength: 4
Speed: 3
Stealth: 2

Brown Bear Abilities

Draws enemy attacks in battle
Uncovers and gives you nearby resources when standing idle
You can ride the Brown Bear if you have the Beast Rider skill.
Sabretooth Tiger

Where To Find Sabretooth Tiger In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Taming Guide Sabretooth Tiger Location

Sabretooth Tiger Stats

Strength: 4
Speed: 5
Stealth: 3

Sabretooth Tiger Abilities

The fastest predator in Oros
Beast is ridable with Beast Rider skill
Cave Bear

Where To Find Cave Bear In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide - Cave Bear Location

You need to complete the Bloodfang Sabretooth Hunt quest for Jayma before this appears on your map at the location above.

Cave Bear Stats

Strength: 5
Speed: 3
Stealth: 1

Cave Bear Abilities

Draws enemy attacks in battle
Great Scar Bear

Where To Find Great Scar Bear In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide - Great Scar Bear Location

You need to complete the Bloodfang Sabretooth Hunt quest for Jayma before this appears on your map at the location above.

Great Scar Bear Stats

Strength: 5
Speed: 3
Stealth: 2

Great Scar Bear Abilities

Draws enemy attacks in battle

If you’re struggling to tame the Great Scar check out our Great Hunt Guide for tips and tricks.

Bloodfang Sabretooth

Where To Find Bloodfang Sabretooth In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Taming Guide Sabretooth Tiger Location

You are only able to capture the Bloodfang Sabretooth while on the quest Bloodfang Sabretooth Hunt. Simply get Jayma to join your village and then complete a few quests for her, it’s following the quest where you have to hunt for the Tall Elk.

Bloodfang Sabretooth Stats

Strength: 5
Speed: 5
Stealth: 3

Bloodfang Sabretooth Abilities

The fastest predator in Oros
Ridable with the Beast Rider skill

If you’re struggling to tame the Bloodfang Sabretooth check out our Great Hunt Guide for tips and tricks.

Snowblood Wolf

Where To Find Snowblood Wolf In Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal Beast Taming Guide - Snowblood Wolf Location

Snowblood Wolf Stats

Strength: 4
Speed: 3
Stealth: 4

Snowblood Wolf Abilities

Growls to warn off nearby enemies or predators
Reveals 350ft of terrain around player
Reveals more territory on minimap

If you’re struggling to tame the Snowblood Wolf check out our Great Hunt Guide for tips and tricks.

Check out more Far Cry Primal guides.

Far Cry Primal Review – Savage Nation

The Mesolithic setting and the unique opportunity to sample life 10,000 BCE combined with Far Cry’s most iconic features makes it well worth the buy for those yet to sample the Far Cry franchise but

  • A rare red fish… where i find?

    • As with all the animals there’s a random element but the best way to do it is to fast travel to an area marked on the map that includes the animal you’re looking for. Explore the area for a few minutes, fast travel to next area. I was never looking for a single animal for longer than 10 minutes using that method

      • Kody

        Can you tame ANY animal or just the ones you listed?

        • The ones listed in the article are currently all of the animals you can tame.

  • Jen

    For some reason my game glitched and the last snowblood wolf is dead and it won’t let me complete this taming part. Is there any way to restart the mission?

  • crackerdacks

    I had the same problem as jen but it is with the bear, now I can’t get the achievements 😡

  • Chris Van Leeuwen

    on the stats list in the cave whats the name of the animal 5th down second row

  • Kyle Paulsen

    i cant find any jaguars and i have been where are supposed to be on the map and still nothing and i need to find some so i can get their skin

    • M T Mabowels

      I had this once. I shut down my PS4 then rebooted it and rejoined the game. That fixed it for me.
      Good luck

  • M T Mabowels

    I appear to have lost the ‘Save Wenja from Beasts’ mission outside the Charga Caves.
    I spoke to the girl who was in front of the newly discovered Charga Cave towards the north east of the map. She asked me to save the Wenja from some leopards.
    I then made the mistake (apparently) of dismissing the Leopard that was accompanying me. I now can’t find the mission the girl gave me.
    Any suggestions?

    • Nate White

      Yes. When you accept the mission, the orange icon goes from where you accepted the mission, to where the actually hunt is located. So just look on your map for a similar orange icon with just a paw print, instead on a paw print with a “?”. It can be anywhere in the same region. Hope that helps. =) Edit: I can’t remeber the actual Icon, so it might not be a paw print, but something similar. Still orange and still without the “?” on the icon.

      • M T Mabowels

        Hi. Thanks for replying.
        Found it eventually. Strange I didn’t see it straight away. I wonder if there was some sort of delay before it appeared? Most odd. I could have sworn it wasn’t there before.

        I’m finding those orange icons you mention all over the place now. I also notice that it says Patch 3 now when I boot the game. It was Patch 2 yesterday.