Conservation achievement in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

Conservation

Extract all wild animal species.

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How to unlock the Conservation achievement

  • Hect0rloHect0rlo285,343
    11 Sep 2015 06 Sep 2015 12 Sep 2015
    86 12 18
    Complete video guide for all 47 animal species present in this game. Most of them are captured with the Capture Cage, and the rest can be captured manually or with the fulton device.


    Things you need to remember:
    -Some animals are easier to catch in some specific main missions. Check the timeline below for more details.
    -Bring D-Dog with you all the time, he has the ability to detect wild animals.
    -Upgrade the capture cage to it's last level (level 4) so you're able to capture super rare animals.
    -When capturing with the cage, unequip as most equipment as you can before the mission, so each deployment isn't too expensive. Also remember to place all 8 cages next to each other to save time and extract via the helicopter.

    --------- AFGHANISTAN - ANIMALS ----------
    1-Gray Wolf: 0:00
    2-Griffon Vulture: 0:39 ................................................. Mission 10
    3-Wild Ass: 1:05
    4-Oriental Stork: 1:40 .................................................. Mission 11
    5-Brown Bear: 1:59 ...................................................... Mission 05
    6-Cashmere Goat: 2:38
    7-Karakul Sheep: 3:13
    8-Himalayan Brown Bear: 3:46 .................................... Legendary - Side Op 48 - After mission 10
    9-Common Raven: 4:34 ............................................... Common in cages / Pretty much found anywhere
    10-Gerbil: 5:08 ............................................................. Very common in cages / Pretty much found anywhere
    11-Bechstein's Bat: 5:29
    12-Deathstalker: 5:49
    13-Leopard Gecko: 6:04
    14-Long-eared Hedgehog: 6:23 .................................... Uncommon in cages / Also found in Mission 10
    15-Oriental Ratsnake: 6:51
    16-Russian Tortoise: 7:07
    17-Afghan Pika: 7:24 ..................................................... Rare in cages / Also found in Mission 11
    18-Red Fox: 8:15
    19-Sand Cat: 8:34
    20-Blanford's Fox: 8:52
    21-Caracal: 9:26

    --------- AFRICA - ANIMALS ----------
    22-Grant's Zebra: 9:57
    23-Side-striped Jackal: 10:31
    24-Wild Dog: 11:08
    25-Boer Goat: 11:40
    26-Nubian: 12:12
    27-Okapi: 12:44
    28-Anubis: 13:21 .......................................................... Legendary - Side Op 50 - After mission 31
    29-Jehuty: 14:07 ........................................................... Legendary - Side Op 49 - After mission 31
    30-Fat-tailed Gecko: 15:02
    31-Emperor Scorpion: 15:24
    32-Lapped-faced Vulture: 15:38 ................................... Also found in Mission 18
    33-Trumpeter Hornbill: 15:59 ...................................... Common in cages / Also found in Mission 16
    34-Black Mamba: 16:47
    35-Four-toed Hedgehog: 17:07 .................................... Uncommon in cages / Also found in Mission 21
    36-Leopard Tortoise: 17:32
    37-Rainbow Agama: 17:56
    38-Bullfrog: 18:11
    39-Black Stork: 18:35 ................................................... Also found in Mission 21
    40-Martial Eagle: 19:17 ................................................ Mission 24
    41-Namaqua Chameleon: 19:50
    42-Rock Hyrax: 20:09
    43-Civet: 20:28
    44-Honey Badger: 21:02
    45-Marsh Mongoose: 21:46
    46-Tree Pangolin: 22:14
    47-Tsuchinoko: 22:48

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    Shadow 00 FoxThe Blandford Fox was a pain, I shifted my things around a bit for that one....
    Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 25 Dec 16 at 18:43
    Warboy925I have a good tip for you regarding Blanford's Fox....I tried 4 times to get that darn fox...put my traps on the ground...no luck, before i went out for the 5th time, I read the description of the fox....saying that it uses his tail to balance while climbing up & down rocky surfaces....so in a stroke of genius, I decided to put all 8 traps only on the rocks surrounding the area....what do you know? Got 8 Blanford Foxes!!
    Posted by Warboy925 on 16 Jan 18 at 15:45
    Shadow 00 Foxlol
    Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 16 Jan 18 at 19:16
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  • King fiShiZKing fiShiZ253,112
    08 Sep 2015 08 Sep 2015 04 May 2016
    76 28 30
    Sadly you can't find all animals while driving around in your Jeep with D-Dog, you need to put capture cages at certain points to catch the rest of the animals D-Dog can't find. Here: is a List with all animals where you can find them (some of them can be found at serval locations), ordered as in the Encylopedia. If you won't catch an animal in that area come back and try again, took me a while too

    For more Overview check the Guide on my Blog

    - Fulton = you can Fulton the animal
    - Capture Cage = put a capture cage in the area
    - Night = maybe only available at night
    - Day = maybe only available at day
    - Mission = can only be found in a Mission
    - everywhere = put Capture Cage somewhere on the map and you should find them
    - C=common, U=uncommon, R=Rare, SR=SuperRare, UR=UltraRare

    -----> You can click the links to see the area where you can find them <---
    01: Gerbil (C) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Africa] [Afganistan]
    02: Long-eared Hedgehog (UC) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Afganistan]
    03: Four-toed Hedgehog (UC) everywhere [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    04: Afghan Pika (R) [Afganistan] [Africa] [Capture Care] [Pickup]
    05: Common Raven (C) everywhere [Afganistan] [Africa] [Fulton] [Pickup]
    06: Trumpeter Hornbill (C) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Africa]
    07: Black Stork (R) (Map) (YT-Timelink) - [Afganistan] [Afrika] [Capture Cage]
    08: Oriental Stork (C) Aabe Shifap Runis [Afganistan] [Fulton] [Pickup]
    09: Jehuty (UR) (YT-Timelink) [Mission] [Pickup] [Africa][/url]
    10: Griffon Vulture (C) (Locaion) [Afganistan] [Fulton] [Capture Cage]
    11: Lappet-faced Vulture (C) (Location) [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    12: Martial Eagle (R) [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    13: Karakul Sheep (C) Wakh Sind Barracks [Afganistan] [Fulton] [Day]
    14: Cashmere Goat (C) [Afganistan] [Fulton] [Day]
    15: Nubian Goat (C) North of Bwala ya Mase [Africa] [Fulton]
    16: Boer Goat (C) [Africa] [Fulton]
    17: Wild Ass (C) (Locaion) [Afganistan] [Africa] [Fulton] [Day]
    18: Grant's Zebra (C) [Africa] [Fulton]
    19: Okapi (SR) [Africa] [Fulton]
    20: Grey Wolf (C) West of Qarya Sakhra Ee [Afganistan] [Fulton] [Night]
    21: African Wild Dog (R) [Africa] [Fulton] [Night]
    22: Side-striped Jackal (C) North of Nova Braga Airport [Africa] [Fulton] [Night]
    23: Anubis (SR) [Africa] [Mission] [Fulton][/url]
    24: Brown Bear (R) [Afganistan] [Night] [Fulton]
    25: Himalayan Brown Bear (SR) [Afganistan] [Mission] [Fulton]
    26: Deathstalker (C) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Afganistan]
    27: Emperor Scorpion (C) - everywhere [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    28: Oriental Ratsnake (UC) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Afganistan]
    29: Black Mamba (UC) everywhere [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    30: Tsuchinoko (UR) [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    31: Rainbow Agama (UC) everywhere [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    32: Namaqua Chameleon (R) (Map) (YT-Timelink) - [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    33: Leopard Gecko (C) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Afganistan]
    34: African Fat-tailed Gecko (C) (Map) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Africa]
    35: African Bullfrog (R) (Map) (YT-Timelink) - - [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    36: Russian Tortoise (UC) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Afganistan]
    37: Leopard Tortoise (UC) (1) (2) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Africa]
    38: Beckstein's Bat (C) everywhere [Capture Cage] [Afganistan]
    39: Rock Hyrax (R) [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    40: Tree Pangolin (SR) [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    41: Sand Cat (R) [Capture Cage] [Afganistan]
    42: Caracal (SR) (Map) (YT-Timelink) -[Capture Cage] [Afganistan][/url]
    43: African Civet (SR) (Map) (YT-Timelink) - [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    44: Marsch Mongoose (SR) (Map) ](YT-Timelink) - [Africa] [Capture Cage]
    45: Red Fox (R)
    (Map) [Afganistan] [Capture Cage]
    46: Blandford's Fox (SR) (Map) (YT-Timelink) - [Afganistan] [Capture Cage]
    47: Honey Badger (SR) (Map) [Africa] [Capture Cage]

    Old List:
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


    As many request: Fixed finaly the List!
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    a Fi1thy CasualI love how the Fat-Tailed Gecko is listed as "everywhere" and "common", yet it took me the longest to finally capture one.

    The Tsuchinoko? Drop 8 cages at the top of the map (east of the mine in the river) - catch 7 of those bad boys in one go.

    Honey Badger? Caught 8 at the area southeast of the oil fields with 1 extraction.

    Okapi? Literally ran into these buggers multiple times while doing missions. Super rare my arse!

    African Fat-Tailed Gecko? Could not catch one for the life of me. Dropped cages everywhere, and would end up with 8 gerbils nearly every time. My animal conservation platform must be overrun with gerbils...
    Posted by a Fi1thy Casual on 22 Jul 16 at 13:36
    Shadow 00 FoxThis is by far the BEST solution--the animals are in order with the encyclopedia!! I can't believe the other guy ordered them differently... angry
    Posted by Shadow 00 Fox on 27 Sep 16 at 04:57
    M1ght33 J03For those struggling w/ the leopard tortoise: the strategy presented in comment #8 here was super helpful:
    https://steamcommunity.com/app/287700/discussions/0/52389829...
    Posted by M1ght33 J03 on 10 Apr 19 at 03:47
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