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You handle animals really well when they are dead and gain a damage bonus against the living ones.— In-game description

Animal Control is a challenge perk in Fallout: New Vegas. It is gained automatically after killing a certain number of mutated animals.


This perk applies a small (3/6/10%) damage bonus against mutated animals.

Affected creatures


  • This perk has three ranks; each rank provides an additional bonus and requires 50/100/150 animals to be killed to earn it.
  • Kills made by a companion do not count towards kills needed to earn this perk.


  • PCPC Perk progress freezes at 20/50 animals.[verified]
    • Appears to be fixed as of patch
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 When the 3rd rank of this perk is achieved, the pop-up message may give a ridiculous number (such as 3940517670000000000...) as the perk rank instead of 3.[verified]