Aside from the standard animals found throughout the wilds (presided over by Xepher, the son of the earth god and Steward/Saint of animals), there are more monstrous beasts found in the wilds (darkind, the creatures made directly by the force of Nature) and faebeasts. Some of these creatures can blend in and even interbreed with normal animals. Others are unmistakable for what they are.
Darkind monsters tend to have an elemental predisposition. For example, rockboars, enormous beasts with skin like stone that decay into piles of stones, have an earth predisposition. Mermaids have an obvious water predisposition.
Elemental dragons are creatures of nature. They tend to seclude themselves in the isolated wilds. Magical dragons are faebeasts, and are the type more prone to bothering other people.