Ark Gigantopithecus (How to Tame, Drops, Food, Location…)

Ark Gigantopithecus

The Gigantopithecus Fibrartor is a territorial herbivore that appeared in the Pleistocene epoch.

It can be mistaken as another human due to it walking upright, it is usually seen roaming about foraging for berries to eat.

Territorial in nature, this beast will aggressively attack humans that invade its personal space.

It can give an advantage to its rider by crossing obstacles or by throwing them across and even up cliffs or walls.


Dossier Summary

The Gigantopithecus while being observed is docile and just forages berries all day, but when approached, it is extremely territorial and will attack relentlessly those who invade its space.

While Gigantopithecus are adept at picking berries, they can also be taught by their masters to harvest fibers from bushes as it enjoys picking from plants and bushes over most activities.

One of the advantages of having a Gigantopithecus is its ability to toss survivors which can be used strategically to get to hard to reach places.

Check Out Our Other Creature Guides


Throw Rider

The Gigantopithecus can throw its rider or small dinos great distances or heights.

Throw Rider
Default Controls:

  • RMB (for PC)
  • LT (for Xbox)
  • L2 (for PS4)

Throw Carried Dinos
Default Controls:

  • Press Hold C (for PC)
  • Right Stick (for Xbox)
  • Right Stick (for PS4)


Resource Harvesting

Being adept at harvesting from bushes and plants, the Gigantopithecus can gather a good amount of berries and even fiber.


Being able to wear helmets, these creatures have a good amount of defense and their base damage is good enough to damage attacker as well as the knockback from their attacks can push away threats.

Damage Dealer

The Gigantopithecus can deal a lot of damage to enemies due to their fast attacks as well as their ability to catch up to enemies.


As a multipurpose mount, the Gigantopithecus can carry a rider and act like an extension of the rider, to assist in swimming, running and even fending off even the largest dino’s.

How to Tame Gigantopithecus?

Gigantopithecus are passively tamed which means you need to carry a food item that it eats in your last inventory slot..

Approaching behind the Gigantopithecus is the best route to feed it because If sensed, the Gigantopithecus may attack and it will prolong the taming process or even end up with you getting killed.

Wearing the Ghillie Armor to mask your presence will give the opportunity to feed the Gigantopithecus safely which you need to repeat until the taming bar is filled.



  • Regular Kibble

Other Food

  • Vegetables
  • Mejo berries
  • Other Berries


The Gigantopithecus does not need a saddle to be ridden and there are none to be crafted for it but it is possible for it to wear a helmet.



After mating the female Gigantopithecus will gestate and birth a baby Gigantopithecus.


Resources Harvested From Gigantopithecus Body

  • Raw Meat
  • Hide


Aberrant Gigantopithecus

Aberrant Gigantopithecus can be found in the Aberration map.


Gigantopithecus is usually found in the redwood forests in secluded areas where it can forage in peace.

Maps where there are Gigantopithecus:

  • The Island
  • The Center
  • Ragnarok
  • Valguero

Gigantopithecus Spawn Location:

The following are spawn maps where the Gigantopithecus can be found

The Island:

The Center:


Aberrant Gigantopithecus Spawn Location: The Aberrant Gigantopithecus only spawns in the Aberration map.



The Gigantopithecus is a peculiar mount capable of carrying a shoulder mount, a rider and the rider’s shoulder mount, it can chuck the rider and its shoulder mount high walls, assisting in infiltrating bases.

Giving the feeling of wearing a monkey suit when mounted on the Gigantopithecus, owners feel like they are a powerful creature, capable of pushing even larger creatures around.

You can also use the Gigantopithecus in a rousing game of pass the dodo with your tribe or allies to pass the time.

Leave a Comment

four + 16 =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.