In Red Dead Redemption 2 there are 16 legendary animals to be found. Finding and killing 5 legendary animals is required for 100% completion. They are also needed to complete all the animals in the Compendium and to earn the trophy and achievements “Skin Deep” and “Zoologist”.
The Legendary Animals are special versions that drop Legendary Pelts. These Pelts are unique and can be used in trappers to special garments. If you lose the Legendary Pelts, it will automatically be transported to the trapper so you can not miss the reward.
In Chapter 2, Hosea takes you on a hunt for a legendary bear (you find Hosea in your camp). Later in the mission, you have the choice to retire or persecute the bear. If you do not, you can still do it later. Hosea also gives you the map of the Legendary Beasts, but it is incomplete and not very accurate.
Finding a Legendary Animal is not easy, it's never in the same place. Pay attention to the footprints and the hint that you are in the area of a Legendary Animal! Use lures and search for traces, as in the quest with Hosea.
All Legendary Animals - Locations
#1 - Legendary Bharati Grizzly Bear - 0:05
#2 - Legendary Moose - 1:48
#3 - Legendary Beaver - 4:23
#4 - Legendary Boar - 6:38
#5 - Legendary Bull Gator - 8:48
#6 - Legendary Fox - 10:48
#7 - Legendary Coyote - 12:00
#8 - Legendary Big Horn Ram - 14:10
#9 - Legendary Elk - 15:59
#10 - Legendary Wolf - 18:13
#11 - Legendary White Bison - 20:08
#12 - Legendary Buck - 22:52
#13 - Legendary Tatanaka Bison - 25:03
#14 - Legendary Pronghorn - 27:03
#15 - Legendary Cougar - 29:30
#16 - Legendary Panther "Giaguaro" (Spawns only after completing Master Hunter Challenge 9) - 31:35