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Cow from Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.

Animals are creatures of nature found on maps. This page lists all the animals that appear in the Age of Empires series, excluding animals used by mounted units.

ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires[]

Huntable[]

Gatherable[]

These animals can be hunted for food. They only yield food if killed by a Villager, and the amount of food gradually decays over time (quickly for predators, slowly for Gazelles, very slowly for Elephants).

Non-gatherable[]

These animals can be killed but do not give any food.

  • Eagle - Decorative unit, explodes like a catapult projectile when hit
  • Hawk - Decorative unit, explodes like a catapult projectile when hit
  • Returnofrome horse icon Horse - Could only be killed with Catapults before Return of Rome, is a capturable animal in Return of Rome
  • Returnofrome horse icon Wild Horse - A non-capturable animal introduced in Return of Rome

Aquatic[]

These animals live in the waters. They can be fished for food.

These new fish were imported from Age of Empires II in Return of Rome:

Military units[]

These animals are military units.

  • Returnofrome lion icon Lion (tame) - Only available in the Scenario Editor, removed since Return of Rome

Scenario and Cheat units[]

"Alpha/King" animals appear in some campaign scenarios and are available in the Scenario Editor. Entering the cheat code "GRANTLINKSPENCE" (case-insensitive) converts all animals into their "Alpha" versions (King before the Definitive Edition).

AoE2-DLCicon-0 Age of Empires II[]

Huntable[]

Gatherable[]

These animals can be hunted for food.

Non-gatherable[]

These animals can be killed, but do not give any food. In the Return of Rome mode, all wild animals can be hunted for food, but only hold 100 food and 20 hit points (the Bactrian Camel, Camel, Donkey, Horse, Wild Bactrian Camel, Wild Camel, Wild Horse, Rabid Wolf, and Dire Wolf do not give food in the Return of Rome mode).

Herdable[]

These animals can be captured and controlled by players, and give food when killed.

Aquatic[]

These animals live in the waters. They can be fished for food.

Decorative[]

These animals are purely decorative and cannot be interacted with.

  • Butterflies
  • AoE2 DE falcon icon Falcon
  • AoE2 DE hawk icon Hawk
  • AoE2 DE macaw icon Macaw
  • AoE2 DE falcon icon Seagulls
  • AoE2 DE stork icon Stork
  • AoE2 DE stormy dog Stormy Dog (cheat unit)
  • AoE2 DE vulture Vulture

Cheat units[]

These animals are military units. They can only be found in the Scenario Editor or obtained by entering a specific cheat code.

Aom original icon Age of Mythology[]

Huntable[]

Timid huntable[]

These animals can be hunted for food and do not fight back:

Aggressive huntable[]

These animals can be hunted for food but do fight back when attacked:

Wild animals[]

These animals can be hunted for food and do fight back when attacked, but also attack nearby workers and livestock of any players by their own volition:

Herdable[]

These animals can be captured and controlled by players, they fatten over time increasing their contained food to a limit, and can be harvested for the same:

Military animal[]

These animals are available only to players, and only as military units and not as a source of food:

Aquatic[]

These animals live in the water and can be fished for food:

Decorative animal[]

These animals are purely decorative and cannot be interacted with:

Scenario Editor-exclusive animal[]

These animals are only available in the Scenario Editor.

Cheat units[]

These animals can only be obtained by entering a cheat code.

Notes[]

Despite not being trainable, huntable animals in Age of Mythology have a population cost written in their stats. Additionally, most timid huntables have a base hand attack and attack animation, despite never attacking when controlled by Mother Nature. This is because they can be converted by Priests of Set. Chickens and Ducks, however, do not have a hand attack and cannot be converted. The Horse was a planned animal and even had its model made, but was eventually cut from the game. While the Animals of Set have largely the same stats as their wild counterparts, most of the former (with the exception of the Ape and Gazelle of Set) cost one or two less population space.

3Icon48px Age of Empires III[]

Animals AoeIII

Animal models in Age of Empires III

Heroic[]

These animals can be controlled but cannot be killed.

Huntable[]

Aoe3 unit type huntable

Gatherable[]

These animals can be hunted for food.

Non-gatherable[]

These animals can be killed but do not give any food. Prior to the Definitive Edition, they could be controlled after being tamed by a Native American War Chief.

Herdable[]

These animals can be captured and controlled by players, and give food when killed.

Aquatic[]

These animals live in the waters. They can be fished for food or coin.

Pets[]

These animals are controlled by players and can be killed, but do not give any food.

Decorative[]

These animals are purely decorative and cannot be interacted with.

  • Bar-headed goose icon AOE III Bar-Headed Goose
  • Blackbird
  • Vulture icon AOE III Buzzard
  • Canada goose icon AOE III Canada Goose
  • Eagle icon AOE III Condor
  • Crab Seal
  • Eagle icon AOE III Duck
  • Eagle icon AOE III Eagle
  • Falcon icon AOE III Falcon
  • Hawk
  • Horse Portrait Horse
  • Kingfisher
  • Macaw icon AOE III Macaw
  • Macaw icon AOE III Parrot
  • Macaw icon AOE III Seagull
  • Sea Lion
  • Snowy owl icon AOE III Snowy Owl
  • Swan
  • Stork
  • Turtle
  • Vulture icon AOE III Vulture

Cheat units[]

These animals can only be obtained by entering a cheat code.

GameIcon-AoE4 Age of Empires IV[]

Animals in Age of Empires IV are limited, but do not have a variant in any other form.

AoE4 Sheep Herdable Sheep Herdable animal which should be herded by the scout to the Town Center. Contains relatively less food, and is the first choice of the food source.
AoE4 Deer Huntable Deer Huntable animal which should be milled. Contains a good amount of food but is spawned far from the Town Center. Spawns in groups.
AoE4 Boar Huntable Boar Huntable animal which contains a huge amount of food. Attacks its hunters and regenerates HP. Must be hunted with 10+ villagers. Cannot be collected by Muslim civilizations.
AoE4 Wolf Wolf Wild animal which attacks nearby units. Does not contain food.
AoE4 Fish Fish Fishable animal found in both Depth Water and Shorelines.
AoE4 Cattle Cattle Trainable herdable animal which can be trained by the Malians to be either harvested or garrisoned in Cattle Ranch to passively generate food.

Notes[]

According to unused art and animation files in the game data, a number of other animals were planned to be added to the game at some point but were never implemented, including foxes, bears, crocodiles and zebras.

Trivia[]

  • In earlier versions of Age of Mythology, predator animals were able to hunt prey animals. The reason for why this was cut is unknown, likely to prevent uneven balance in availability of hunt.
Animals in Age of Empires
Until Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition
HuntablesReturn of rome gazelle Gazelle · Returnofrome elephant icon Elephant
PredatorsAlligatorAOEIcon Alligator · Returnofrome lion icon Lion · Returnofrome crocodile icon Crocodile
Marine creaturesAoE2 DE shore fish icon Shore Fish · AoE2 DE tuna icon Tuna · AoE2 DE salmon icon Salmon · Aoede whale icon Whale
Animal KingsReturnofrome lion icon Lion (Alpha) · Returnofrome crocodile icon Crocodile (Alpha) · Return of rome gazelle Gazelle (Alpha) · Returnofrome elephant icon Elephant (Alpha)
OtherReturnofrome lion icon Lion (tame)
DecorativeAoEDE Eagle icon Bird · Dragon Icon updated nuRoR Dragon
CutHorse icon AoE Horse · Goat Goat
Including AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome
HuntableAoE2DE Deer icon Deer · AoE2DE ingame ibex icon Ibex · Boar aoe2DE Iron Boar · Boar aoe2DE Javelina · Ostrich icon aoe2de Ostrich · PR4-010 Rhinoceros · Boar aoe2DE Wild Boar · Zebra aoe2DE Zebra
HerdableCowDE Cow · Goat aoe2DE Goat · AoE2DE ingame goose icon Goose · PR4-009 Llama · Iconpig Pig · Sheep aoe2DE Sheep · PR4-006 Turkey · Yak aoe2DE Water Buffalo
PredatorAoE2DE ingame bear icon Bear · PR2-002 Dire Wolf · PR4-004 Jaguar · AoE2 DE komodo Komodo Dragon · PR2-002 Rabid Wolf · AoE2DE ingame snow leopard icon Snow Leopard · PR4-016 Tiger · PR2-002 Wolf
CivilianBactrian camel icon Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Camel · Donkey caravan aoe2DE Donkey · Returnofrome horse icon Horse
Military animalsAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Monkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin
DecorativeBactrian camel icon Wild Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Wild Camel · Returnofrome horse icon Wild Horse
Marine animalsAoE2 DE box turtles icon Box Turtles · AoE2 DE dolphin icon Dolphin · AoE2 DE dorado icon Dorado · AoE2 DE marlin icon Marlin · AoE2 DE perch icon Perch · AoE2 DE snapper icon Snapper
Animals in Age of Empires II
Herdable animalsCowDE Cow · Goat aoe2DE Goat · AoE2DE ingame goose icon Goose · PR4-009 Llama · Iconpig Pig · Sheep aoe2DE Sheep · PR4-006 Turkey · Yak aoe2DE Water Buffalo
Timid huntablesAoE2DE Deer icon Deer · Return of rome gazelle Gazelle · AoE2DE ingame ibex icon Ibex · Ostrich icon aoe2de Ostrich · Zebra aoe2DE Zebra
Aggressive huntablesElephant aoe2DE Elephant · Boar aoe2DE Iron Boar · Boar aoe2DE Javelina · PR4-010 Rhinoceros · Boar aoe2DE Wild Boar
Wild animalsAoE2DE ingame bear icon Bear · Gator aoe2DE Crocodile · PR2-002 Dire Wolf · PR4-004 Jaguar · AoE2 DE komodo Komodo Dragon · Lion aoe2DE Lion · PR2-002 Rabid Wolf · AoE2DE ingame snow leopard icon Snow Leopard · PR4-016 Tiger · PR2-002 Wolf
Marine animalsAoE2 DE box turtles icon Box Turtles · AoE2 DE dolphin icon Dolphin · AoE2 DE dorado icon Dorado · AoE2 DE marlin icon Marlin · AoE2 DE perch icon Perch · AoE2 DE salmon icon Salmon · AoE2 DE shore fish icon Shore Fish · AoE2 DE snapper icon Snapper · AoE2 DE tuna icon Tuna
Civilian animalsBactrian camel icon Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Camel · Donkey caravan aoe2DE Donkey · Horse aoe2DE Horse
Military animalsAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Monkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin
Hero animalsHunting wolf aoe2DE Hunting Wolf · Ornluthewolf aoe2DE Ornlu the Wolf
Decorative animalsAoE2 DE hawk icon Bird · AoE2 DE stormy dog Stormy Dog · Bactrian camel icon Wild Bactrian Camel · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Wild Camel · Horse aoe2DE Wild Horse
Animals (non-myth units) in Age of Mythology
Herdable animalsCowAOM Cow · GoatAOM Goat · Pig icon Pig · YakiconAoM Yak
Timid huntablesBaboon icon Baboon · Caribou Caribou · ChickenIcon Chicken · Crane icon Crowned Crane · Deer icon Deer · DuckAoM icon Duck · Elk icon Elk · GazelleAOMicon Gazelle · Giraffe icon Giraffe · Monkey icon Monkey · Zebra icon Zebra
Aggressive huntablesAurochs icon Aurochs · Boar icon Boar · ElephantAOMicon Elephant · Hippo icon Hippopotamus · RamAoM icon Ram · Rhinoceros icon Rhinoceros · Walrus icon Walrus · WaterBuffalo Water Buffalo
Wild animalsWolf icon Arctic Wolf · Crocodile icon Crocodile · BrownBear icon Bear · Hyena icon Hyena · LionAOMicon Lion · LizardAoM icon Lizard · PandaAoM icon Panda Bear · PolarBearIcon Polar Bear · TigerAoM icon Tiger · Wolf icon Wolf
Military animalsLionAOMicon Golden Lion · Monkey icon Relic Monkey
FishAoM Fish Icon Herring · AoM Fish Icon Mahi-mahi · AoM Fish Icon Perch · AoM Fish Icon Salmon
Decorative animalsBird (AoM Hawk Icon Eagle · Harpy icon Harpy · AoM Hawk Icon Hawk · AoM Hawk Icon Parrot · AoM Vulture Icon Vulture) · Hawksbill Turtle · Orca · Shark · Whale
Scenario Editor-exclusive animalsHour of Alpacas Alfred · Wolf icon Dog · Giant Duck-Billed Platypus · GoatAOM Golden Fleece (also herdable) · Elk icon Reindeer
Cheat animalsChickenIcon Methane Chicken
Cut animalsAnchovies · Camel icon AoM Camel · Horse · Musk Ox · Nubian Goat · Shore Fish · Unicorn
Animals in Age of Empires III
Land
HerdablesCow aoe3de Cow · Goat aoe3de Goat · Llama aoe3de Llama · Cow aoe3de Sacred Cow · Sanga aoe3de Sanga Cattle · Sheep aoe3de Sheep · Water buffalo aoe3de Water Buffalo · Yak portrait aoe3de Yak · Aoe3de zebu Zebu Cattle · Sanga aoe3de Big Benny
HuntablesBighorn sheep aoe3de Bighorn Sheep · Bison aoe3de Bison · Capybara aoe3de Capybara · Caribou aoe3de Caribou · Deer aoe3de Deer · Elephant aoe3de Elephant · Elk aoe3de Elk · Gazelle portrait Gazelle · Giant salamander aoe3de Giant Salamander · Giraffe portrait Giraffe · Guanaco aoe3de Guanaco · Ibex aoe3de Ibex · Marco polo sheep aoe3de Marco Polo Sheep · Moose aoe3de Moose · Musk deer aoe3de Musk Deer · Musk ox aoe3de Musk Ox · Nilgai aoe3de Nilgai · Ostrich portrait aoe3de Ostrich · Pronghorn aoe3de Pronghorn · Rhea aoe3de Rhea · Saiga aoe3de Saiga · Serow aoe3de Serow · Tapir aoe3de Tapir · Turkey aoe3de Turkey · Zebra portrait aoe3de Zebra
Treasure guardiansAlligator aoe3de Alligator · Tibetan macaque aoe3de Baboon · Black bear aoe3de Black Bear · Black panther aoe3de Black Panther · Beast portrait Beast · Beast portrait Beast of Gévaudan · Grizzly aoe3de Brown Bear · Cougar aoe3de Cougar · Pet wolf aoe3de Coyote · Alligator aoe3de Crocodile · Elephant aoe3de Elephant · Ethiopian Wolf portrait Ethiopian Wolf · Grizzly aoe3de Grizzly Bear · Hippo portrait Hippo · Honey Badger portrait Honey Badger · Hyena portrait aoe3de Hyena · Jaguar pet aoe3de Jaguar · Jaguar pet aoe3de Leopard · Lion aoe3de Lion · Liontailed macaque aoe3de Lion-Tailed Macaque · Guardian dog portrait Mad Dog · Monitor lizard aoe3de Monitor Lizard · Orangutan portrait aoe3de Orangutan · Panda portrait aoe3de Panda · Polar bear aoe3de portrait Polar Bear · Rhino aoe3de Rhinoceros · Snow leopard aoe3de Snow Leopard · Snowmonkey aoe3de Snow Monkey · Tibetan macaque aoe3de Tibetan Macaque · Tiger icon aoe3de Tiger · Warthog portrait Warthog
Unknown-exclusiveAoe3de zebu Cash Cow · Aoe3de zebu Wood Cattle
MilitaryWar dog aoe3de Dog · Turkey scout portrait aoe3de Intrepid Turkey Scout · Sheep aoe3de Lamb of the Creator · Pet wolf aoe3de Tengri Wolf
Water
Treasure guardiansAlligator aoe3de Alligator · Hippo portrait Hippo · Greatwhiteshark aoe3de Great White Shark · Orca aoe3de Orca · White tiger aoe3de White Tiger · Warthog portrait Wild Boar · Pet wolf aoe3de Wolf
FishBass aoe3de Bass · Carp portrait aoe3de Carp · Catfish portrait aoe3de Catfish · Cod portrait aoe3de Cod · Mahi portrait aoe3de Mahi-mahi · Mola mola portrait aoe3de Mola Mola · Salmon aoe3de Salmon · Sardine portrait aoe3de Sardines · Squid portrait aoe3de Squid · Tarpon portrait aoe3de Tarpon · Tuna aoe3de Tuna
WhalesBeluga whale portrait aoe3de Beluga Whale · Whale humpback portrait aoe3de Humpback Whale · Minke whale portrait aoe3de Minke Whale
Air
Bird · Bird unit icon AoE3DE Bird (unit)
Animals in Age of Empires IV
Herdable animalsAoE4 Sheep Herdable Sheep · AoE4 Cattle Cattle (Malians only)
Timid huntablesAoE4 Deer Huntable Deer
Aggressive huntablesAoE4 Boar Huntable Boar
Wild animalsAoE4 Wolf Wolf
FishAoE4 Fish Fish · AoE4 Fish Shoreline Fish
Cut animalsBear · Crocodile · Fox · Zebra
Tags in Age of Empires III
Aoe3 unit type infantry Infantry
Aoe3 unit type heavy infantry Heavy infantryHand infantry · Aoe3 unit type hand infantry Pikeman · Musket infantry
Aoe 3 unit type skirmisher Light infantryFoot archer · Rifle infantry · Hand skirmisher
OtherCounter skirmisher · Grenade trooper
Aoe3 unit type cavalry Cavalry / Aoe3 unit type light infantry Shock infantry
Aoe3 unit type heavy cavalry Heavy cavalryAoe3 unit type melee cavalry Hand cavalry · Ranged heavy cavalry · Lance cavalry
Aoe3 unit type light cavalry Light ranged cavalryGunpowder cavalry
Aoe3 unit type light infantry Shock infantryAoe3 unit type hand shock infantry Hand shock infantry · Aoe3 unit type ranged shock infantry Ranged shock infantry
OtherCamel · Elephant
Siege units
Aoe3 unit type siege infantry Siege unit · Aoe3 unit type artillery Artillery · Stat icon siege elephant Siege Elephant · Gatling Camel· Fixed Gun· Arrow Knight*
Aoe3 unit type ship Ship
Fishing boat · Warship · Stat icon training ship Recruiting ship
Aoe3 unit type building Building
Stat icon resource enclosure Resource enclosure · Stat icon wall Wall · Frontier fortification · Barracks
Other
Aoe3 unit type hero Hero · Aoe3 unit type mercenary Mercenary · Monk · Stat icon outlaw Outlaw · Aoe3 unit type pet Pet · Aoe3 unit type villager Villager
Mother nature
Aoe3 unit type huntable Huntable · Aoe3 unit type treasure guardian Treasure guardian
Support tags
Gunpowder unit · Archer · Healing unit · Native warrior · Elephant · Camel · Archaic infantry · Ranged infantry · Ranged cavalry · Consulate unit
All tags with icons are related to the bonus and penalties counter system, except *hidden tags that aren't in the UI
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