|For the myth in other GTA games, see Animals.|
Animals are all pets and fauna of a particular region or area in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas features other birds alongside seagulls. Hawks can be seen flying low over the desert, and dove-like white birds can be seen flying in rural areas of the state. Also, with the addition of diving underwater in GTA San Andreas, marine life can be spotted, such as schools of fish, jellyfish, sea turtles, starfish, and dolphins. All animals in GTA San Andreas are not solid and cannot be interacted with. Seagulls return in GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, but they remain unsullied props. In GTA San Andreas, sharks are seen rarely in deep waters around San Fierro, and in Fisher's Lagoon.
The 1990 song "Been Caught Stealing" by the band Jane's Addiction, can be heard on the in-game radio station Radio X. Near the beginning of the song, dogs can be heard barking, and many players have mistaken the barking sounds for actual dogs in the game.
In GTA San Andreas, The Truth claims that he owns an "Astral Goat" named Herbie. However, this may just be him speaking about his drug-induced hallucinations, and the Astral Goat may be simply a product of his imagination.
There is also Ken Rosenberg's talking parrot named Tony, which can only be seen in the opening cutscenes for the missions Care Intensive Care, The Meat Business, and Freefall. The bird's role in the game is minor, appearing only a few times as a comic relief for when Ken Rosenberg resides in Las Venturas. The parrot utters, among others, Mafia slang terms and foul language, as well as a quote from Tony Montana: "I haven't fucked anybody over in my life who didn't have it coming to them," from the 1983 film Scarface.
A cow statue also appears in GTA San Andreas. In GTA San Andreas inside Madd Dogg's crib, a tiger skin rug can also be found. A deer head can also be found at Mike Toreno's Ranch.