ARK Thylacoleo – Taming, Feeding, and Breeding Guide

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When playing ARK: Survival Evolved, you'll come across a large, tiger-like creature known as a Thylacoleo. They are primarily found in the Redwood Forest biome and have proven themselves to be very strong mounts. The Thylacoleo is incredibly aggressive and will attack anything in its sight. They also have the ability to climb up 90-degree angles, letting you climb up trees while on a tamed one's back.

How to tame a Thylacoleo in ARK

Before you can tame a Thylacoleo, you have to hunt one. Set down a few bear traps after you've found one, and get in its field of vision. Once it locked eyes with you, you'll want to lure it toward the bear trap. Once it gets caught in the trap, you'll want to shoot it unconscious and feed it either Kibble or Raw Meat by placing it in its inventory. You can use Narcoberries in order to ensure that it stays down until it's tamed.

Related: All Kibble Recipes in ARK Survival Evolved — How to cook Kibble

How to feed a Thylacoleo in ARK

Feeding one of these dinosaurs is as simple as placing food in its inventory. However, Thylacoleo are carnivores, similar to Pteranodon, which means that there are specific foods that they enjoy more than others. We listed them all below:

  • Extraordinary Kibble
  • Raw Mutton
  • Raw Prime Meat
  • Raw Prime Fish Meat
  • Raw Meat
  • Raw Fish Meat

How to breed a Thylacoleo in ARK

In order to breed Thylacoleos, players must first ensure they have both a male and female and their enclosure should be spacious enough to accommodate both. Players can then initiate breeding by setting the dinosaurs to Wander or by selecting the Pair option, though it is important to note that a player must be present during the breeding process or it will stop.

The breeding interval for Thylacoleos ranges from 18 to 48 hours and once mating is successful, the female Thylacoleo will be pregnant for 4 hours. After this time, players can expect to welcome a new baby Thylacoleo. As a baby, the dinosaur will require additional care in the form of food being placed in its inventory for 5 hours after it's born. Players should also keep in mind the imprinting intervals, which occur every 8 hours, in order to maximize the baby's stats.

Once the Thylacoleo reaches juvenile status, it will be able to feed itself from troughs. The total maturation time for this dinosaur is approximately 2 days and 1 hour.

For more ARK: Survival Evolved, check out both How to hatch (incubate) eggs in ARK: Survival Evolved and All Creatures that are new to Lost Island in Ark Survival Evolved only on Pro Game Guides.

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