Wikipedia lists these common pack animals

  • Camel
  • Yak
  • Reindeer
  • Goats
  • Water buffaloes
  • Llama
  • Equines including horses, donkeys, and mules
  • Dogs (packing and sledding should have different values)

Each animal has a weight it can carry normally described as a percent of its body weight, and food requirement that can also be described as a percent of its body weight. An animal who is carrying only its own food reaches a limit, where it can only trekk so many days.

Several years ago I found a list that showed these values, and described it better then I have here. But my google skills are failing me on this.

  • Does human count as a pack animal? Because I would be interested in that as well (: – april rain Dec 6 at 16:59
  • @aprilrain That is a lot more complex, we have several posts around the topic at the food tag – James Jenkins Dec 6 at 17:18
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    Since someone is again VTC as too broad, would +13 questions that are identical but for the species really be a better idea? – Charlie Brumbaugh Dec 7 at 2:03
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    I would not (only) ask for weights as a percent of body weight. From our human perspective the absolute amount they can carry is more important. – Jan Doggen Dec 7 at 8:44
  • @JanDoggen can you expand on that? Define "the absolute amount they can carry" my reading of your comment makes you either extremely naive or extremely cruel. – James Jenkins Dec 7 at 11:05

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