Use the animals you come across to help you with your quest.
The skunk stink will scare animals away, usually in a direction that will benefit you.
The bear will lie down under a bee hive and lick up the dripping honey. Jump on his belly to gain new heights, or jump on his belly until he picks you up and throws you across gaps that are too wide to jump.
Beavers will chew up trees to make bridges to jump across.
You can ride a wild boar to smash through gates or fallen logs to reveal new areas or potion ingredients.