Binomen N/A
Average height 5-6 ft. (estimate)
Sapience Non-sapient
Aggressivity Extreme
Habitat California Wasteland
Diet Carnivore
Lifespan DD
Subspecies Queen, Mutant
Status Extinct
Behind the Scenes
Universe Fallout

Wanamingos are strange mutant animals that live mostly underground.


They are also often called aliens, due to being mistaken for extra-terrestrial beings. They were designed as FEV-tailored weapons for waging war on other countries and they escaped into the wastes. They can live a long time, but they are dying out by 2241. They hatch from eggs laid by the queen, which is larger than the other wanamingos and grey in color. They aren't intelligent in the usual sense, but they do seem to have a hive-mind mentality.

The only known queen lived in the Wanamingo Mine in Redding. All the wanamingos living in that mine were killed in 2242. Some other wanamingos/aliens could be found in the desert, and in a San Francisco tanker. The name "wanamingo" was originally only used locally in Redding, but eventually came to be used for the species as a whole elsewhere as well.

They have a weakness against flames and will retreat if there legs are injured.