Animals can be found throughout Alpoko. These animals are part of Princess Shizuka's special quest. The animals are taken by UFOs after the God UFO quest has been completed. The UFOs will crash, meaning that Corobo must find them to save all 14 animals. After saving some specific animals, Corobo will be able to enter races against them through the Mysterious Shortcut, as arranged by Uncle Tin.
A map displaying the locations of every Crashed UFO can be found here.