An animal is a nonhumanoid creature, usually a vertebrate with no magical abilities and no innate capacity for language or culture. See Table: Animals for physical ability scores, recommended minimum Hit Dice, and damage based on size.

Hit Die: d8.

Base Attack Bonus: 3/4 of total Hit Dice (see Table: Creature Saves and Base Attack Bonuses).

Good Saving Throws: Fortitude and Reflex (some animals have different good saves).

Skill Points: 10–15.

Feats: None.

Animals share the following additional traits.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Animals are proficient with their natural weapons only. They are not proficient with armor.

Ability Scores: Animals have Intelligence scores of 1 or 2 (predatory animals tend to have Intelligence scores of 2). No creature with an Intelligence score of 3 or higher can be an animal.

Low-Light Vision (Ex): Most animals have low-light vision.

Table: Animals
Size Str Dex Con Minimum HD Slam Bite Claw Gore
Colossal 42–43 10–11 28–29 32d8 2d6 4d6 2d8 4d6
Gargantuan 34–35 10–11 24–25 16d8 1d8 2d8 2d6 2d8
Huge 26–27 10–11 20–21 4d8 1d6 2d6 2d4 2d6
Large 18–19 12–13 16–17 2d8 1d4 1d8 1d6 1d8
Medium-size 10–11 14–15 12–13 1d8 1d3 1d6 1d4 1d6
Small 6–7 16–17 10–11 1/2 d8 1d2 1d4 1d3 1d4
Tiny 2–3 18–19 10–11 1/4 d8 1 1d3 1d2 1d3
Diminutive 1 20–21 10–11 1/8 d8 — 1d2 1 1d2
Fine 1 22–23 10–11 1/16 d8 — 1 — 1
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