Better Animals Plus

1,289,723 Downloads Last Updated: May 28, 2020 Game Version: Forge

Better Animals Plus


Breathing new life into your worlds



Better Animals Plus is envisioned as a companion mod to Better Animals, but can fully work on its own. BA+ seeks to bring new life and creatures to your worlds, all with a unique flair and aesthetic compared to similar mods. BA+ adds many passive mobs, hostile mobs, and even a miniboss. Though animals is not where BA+ ends. There is more to it than it seems...



Better Animals Plus adds a variety of animals and mobs to create an immersive gameplay experience.


Check out this video from Ulandos on the mod (version 5.0.1)!


Here's Another video from Ulandos, covering versions 6.0.0 and 7.0.0!

 Here's video by Smithy MC showcasing version 1.14.4-7.1.0:

Here's a video also by Smithy MC covering 1.12.2-9.0.1:

Content List:


Peaceful Animals
  • Deer
  • Lammergeier
  • Pheasant
  • Reindeer
  • Squirrel
  • Songbird
  • Nautilus
  • Horseshoe Crab
Neutral Animals
  • Black Bear
  • Kermode Bear
  • Fox
  • Goat
  • Jellyfish
  • Badger
  • Crab
  • Turkey
  • Goose
  • Eel
  • Walrus
  • Whale
Hostile Animals
  • Brown/Grizzly Bear
  • Coyote
  • Feral Wolf
  • Boar
  • Moose
  • Tarantula
  • Hirschgeist (Miniboss)
  • Lamprey
  • Shark
  • Zotzpyre
  • Bobbit Worm

Blocks and Items


  • Hand of Fate
  • Deer Head
  • Wolf Head
  • Coyote Head
  • Fox Head
  • Reindeer Head
  • Boar Head
    Moose Head
  • Trillium
  • Hirschgeist Skull
  • Raw Turkey
  • Cooked Turkey


  • Antler
  • Goat Cheese
  • Goat Milk
  • Hirschgeist Skull (Wearable)
  • Cooked Pheasant
  • Raw Pheasant
  • Cooked Venison
  • Raw Venison
  • Raw Crab Meat
  • Cooked Crab Meat
  • Boar Head
  • Deer Head
  • Reindeer Head
  • Fox Head
  • Bear Head
  • Wolf Head
  • Coyote Head
  • Wolf Cape
  • Bear Cape
  • Hirschgeist Skull
  • Bear Skin
  • Wolf Pelt
  • Moose Head
  • Raw Turkey Leg
  • Cooked Turkey Leg
  • Pheasant Egg
  • Turkey Egg
  • Fried Egg
  • Eel Meat
  • Blubber




Better Animals Plus is in 13 languages! These translations may be out of date due to recent updates. Here's a list:

  • Arabic (by MicroDroid) Out of Date عربى
  • German (by ekrempel and pandory-network) Out of Date Deutsche
  • Esperanto (by its_meow) Out of Date Esperanto
  • English (by its_meow)
  • Spanish (by its_meow, ikerleon02, and OdinsRagnarok) Out of Date Español
  • French (by slabruyere) Out of Date Français
  • Japanese (by B_Wither) Out of Date 日本人
  • Portuguese (by alexaldr and Kevim) Out of Date Português
  • Russian (by kellixon) Out of Date pусский
  • Chinese (Traditional) (by han880805) Out of Date 繁體中文
  • Chinese (Simplified) (by han880805) Out of Date 简体中文
  • Hungarian (by asdCsikkerasd) Out of Date Magyar
  • Polish (by ImperatorEdi) Out of Date Polskie


Have a language you'd like to contribute? Find or create an issue on our GitHub (see issues tab above) and we'll give you information on how to contribute.


Additional Information


Questions: Check the FAQ (below), Ask in our Discord, or check out the Wiki (feel free to contribute)!

Our discord:

Track planned features and development progress on our Trello!

Also visit our website:


Frequently Asked Questions


Below is a collection of frequently asked questions.

Can I/How can I tame the animals?

Here is a list of tameable mobs and how to tame them:

Lammergeier: Bone (anytime)

Coyote: Raw Rabbit, Raw Chicken, Raw Pheasant, Cooked Rabbit, Cooked Chicken, Cooked Pheasant (during daytime)

Fox: Raw Rabbit, Raw Chicken, Raw Pheasant, Cooked Rabbit, Cooked Chicken, Cooked Pheasant (anytime)

Feral Wolf: Bone (anytime, must be wearing ender dragon or hirschgeist head)

Goat:  The goat is not tameable in the traditional sense (attacking it will cause it to retaliate!) but feeding it any sort of animal foods (wheat, carrots, apples, etc.) will cause it to become "friends" with you and protect you if you are attacked.

What is the use of the Hand Of Fate?

The Hand Of Fate is a block used to spawn the Hirschgeist and as lighting.

It can be lit on fire with flint and steel and put out with sand or a water bucket.

How do I spawn the Hirschgeist?

The Hirschgeist can be found rarely in Forests or it can be spawned with the Hand Of Fate.

How to use the Hand Of Fate to spawn it:

Fungus from the Nether;

and the remains of the Deer;

will summon the Hirschgeist from its world to here.


Can I use this mod in a pack?

Yes, so long as it is hosted on Curse or private. If you wish to publicly host a pack on another platform (like technic), please ask or consider using Curse as it supports developers.


How do I craft (insert item)?

Use JEI to find recipes, I really don't feel like listing them all


Where can I find the configs?

1.12: (minecraft folder)/configs/betteranimalsplus.cfg

1.14: saves/(world)/server-config/betteranimalsplus-server.toml - For servers it would be rootdir/(world)/server-config/betteranimalsplus-server.toml


Is this mod compatible with (Insert biomes mod here)?

Yes, so long as the mod uses the Biome Dictionary provided by Forge. This includes Biomes O Plenty and Traverse, as well as many other biome mods.


Can I use this mod with (insert other animal related mod here)?

Yes, don't expect BA+ to have any special features for this mod though.


How do I disable (insert mob/animal here) from spawning in my world?

Use the configs, you can see where to find them in "Where can I find the configs?" above. Switch doSpawning to false in order to disable spawning. You can also adjust weight and what biomes they spawn in.


How can I set a default / automatically place a server configuration in 1.14 because new worlds don't have my configuration?

Placing betteranimalsplus-server.toml in the defaultconfigs folder will make it automatically be copied into new saves.



cybercat5555 - Lead Artist

Art, Modeling, Texturing, Design


its_meow - Programmer

Programming, AI, Functionality

Batpixxler - Artist

Art, Modeling, Texturing, Assist Design



The assets (textures, models) in Better Animals Plus are reserved to Cybercat5555, and cannot be reused or recreated without permission, unless within fair use. The source and binaries (jars) are licensed under the CC BY-SA-NC 4.0 IPL (see "License" above).



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