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Microsoft Flight Simulator animals guide: Find ’em all!

We'll show you how to find animals. All you'll need to do is grab your binoculars (or the smart cam will do).

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now, and one of its features is a smart camera that will focus on animals and landmarks alike. While the latter are relatively easy to find, animals aren’t. This guide is all about how to find animals and prep a fly-by for some great beauty shots.

The following animals are featured in-game:

  • Geese
  • Seagulls
  • Grizzly Bears
  • Black Bears
  • Elephants
  • Giraffes
  • Flamingos

The easiest way to find out where the animals are is to head to the World Map and type fauna into the search found on the left-hand side. This is a different search bar than the ones you’ll use for airports and other destinations along the top.

At the time of writing, there are 26 different locations to check out. Once you’ve decided upon your desired animal, select it on the map and use the globe to set the location as your departure, arrival, or mid-point stop.

Easy done, eh?

While the reward of finding these animals is really the visuals you’ll get a result, there is an Achievement, In the Wild, that’s tied to viewing an animal in Smart Cam for 3+ seconds at a distance of 550 yards or less.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now on Windows PC via the Windows 10 Store and Steam. Read our lengthy review — a love letter to Saskatoon, SK — right here.


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