Animals live in all biomes on surface. Unlike Critters, animals don't spontaneously spawn or despawn, they also do not respawn if killed. Most of them can be tamed using the Rope and be led to other islands. Some can be bred if fed Wheat.
Domesticated animals are abundant, can be easily approached and tamed with a rope or bought from a Traveling Merchant. If they are fed wheat, they go into love mode, which will produce a baby if two of the same creatures are in close proximity to one another. They can be beneficial to be tamed, fenced and placed in an Animal Husbandry zone.
|Cow||Forest Biome and Swamp Biome||Leather • Beef • Milk|
|Sheep||Forest Biome, Snow Biome and Swamp Biome||Wool • Raw Mutton|
|Pig||Can be spawned using Imported Pig item||Raw Pork|
Tamable Animals are less common than domesticated. Like domesticated animals, they don't run from the player and can be roped and fenced, but they will not breed nor will they eat food. There is currently no game benefit to capturing them other than just having them around.
|Wild Ostrich||Desert Biome||Inefficient Feather|
|Penguin||Snow Biome||Wet Icicle|
Wild Animals cannot be roped and tamed. They are non-hostile but can become hostile if attacked.
|Polar Bear||Snow Biome||Polar Claw • Icefish|