“Finally you’ll be able to wander around the countryside trying to shoot rabbits with a shotgun.”
— Will Porter
Animals play a minor role in Project Zomboid, currently only appearing as items rather than roaming throughout the landscape. There are various types of animals - including game, fish and insects - and each has their own methods of obtaining them.
Most game animals can only be obtained through
trapping, however dead rats and dead mice can be found in various containers, kitchen counters in particular.
Most fish can be obtained through fishing, however certain fish require specific types of bait.
Insects are obtained by
foraging (and rarely by looting refrigerators or vehicles); worms can also often be dug from grass tiles using a trowel.
Fishing and Trapping
Cricket Raw or Cooked
Grasshopper Raw or Cooked
Cockroach Raw or Cooked
This article/section is about an item or mechanic that is currently
and planned for
It has either been previewed or found in the game files and does not exist yet.
Rabbits will roam the countryside
Huntable animals with their own AI that wander the landscape are expected to be released by version 1.0.
 American Black Bear
 Red Bear