Animals in GTA V

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Animals have been rumoured to appear in several Grand Theft Auto games, although most of these are generally believed to be created using unofficial modifications. Rockstar have, however, confirmed that animals, including wildlife, will appear for the first time in Grand Theft Auto V, including dogs who will guard restricted areas and will alert enemies of the player's presence, and sharks while exploring the ocean. Around Mount Chiliad and other countryside areas, there will likely be scores of birds and deer, and possibly bears.

Rockstar has stated in the past that they do not like the idea have having children or small animals in their games[1], possibly due to the controversy that could be caused by making them killable - Although dogs were present and killable in Red Dead Redemption, another game by Rockstar. They have since stated that without wildlife in GTA V's world, it would feel "too hollow", especially due to the large amount of countryside.

Types of Animals

Dogs

Dogs will likely be the most common, as well as the most utilized, animals in GTA V. Franklin, one of the protagonists of the game, owns a rottweiler named Chop, and based on the second trailer, Chop appears to be a focal point of some missions.

Sharks

While rumored to be in previous games, sharks are confirmed to be in GTA V. As real-life sharks pose a serious danger to humans, it is likely that their GTA V counterparts will mimic real life in that aspect.

Eels

In a promotional gameplay screenshot showing a scuba diver exploring the ocean floor, the enlarged shadow of a moray eel can be seen to the top left. Moray eels are known to bite if agitated, so it may be likely that they will in GTA V.

Others

Since GTA V has a large countryside, and the fact that Red Dead Redemption featured many animals, it's possible that we may see many of Red Dead Redemption's animals, and perhaps some new ones. Animals such as deer, black bears, beavers, ducks, and mountain lions are common throughout California and the Southwestern United States, so it is reasonable to think they may appear in the game.

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References

  1. Questions about GTA San Andreas, answered by Rockstar