The Woolly Rhino is a large, fur-covered rhino that you’ll mainly find in the snow biomes in ARK: Survival Evolved.
Find out everything you need to know about the fluffy rhino in our Woolly Rhino guide. But also how to catch him, tame him, feed him and breed offspring too.
This is the Woolly Rhino in ARK: Survival Evolved
Appearance: The Woolly Rhino is a rhino that is similar in size to the Stegosaurus and is covered in fur, which it needs as it lives only in the snow biome.
Wild: Like most herbivores, the Woolly Rhino is peaceful until attacked. After that, all nearby Woolly Rhino will attack you.
Domesticated: Domesticated, you can breed it to get its precious horns, but also to use it as a beast of burden.
How to tame the Woolly Rhino in ARK
How to hunt the Woolly Rhino: You can use the following options to hunt or stun the Woolly Rhino:
Risky: You can try to hit the Woolly Rhino with the tranquilizer darts without pinning it first. However, since it can run quite fast and will attack you right after your first hit, this is not a good idea. Unless you’re on a large rock, platform, or cliff where it can’t reach you or damage you.
Moderate: It is easier to hold the Woolly Rhino in place with a chain bola or a bear trap, and only then use the tranquilizer darts. To lure it into a bear trap, you have to hit it and then lure it into the bear trap. Or you set many bear traps around you and then attack them. So that it can then attack you, it has to step into one of the bear traps set around you.
Safe: Of course, you can also build a trap from three dinosaurs, which you set up in a U-shape with small gaps in between, and then use the goals. Leave the gate you’re running through open. In the middle, you set up a bear trap.
Now you lure in the Woolly Rhino. For that, you just shoot it. It is important here that you have a fast mount or a high movement speed so that you can also escape. If it follows you, run through the open side of your construction – but don’t step into the bear trap yourself. Once the Woolly Rhino is stuck in the bear trap, close the open side with a third Dino gate and shoot it with tranquilizer darts until it is unconscious. Depending on the Woolly Rhino’s level, this can take some time and resources.
How to tame it: Once it’s unconscious, put berries or kibble in its inventory and feed it to it. To keep the Woolly Rhino down and the stun up, it’s best to use the Narcotic or Narcoberries.
How to make the Woolly Rhino saddle
To craft the Woolly Rhino Saddle, you need to be level 53 and 24 engram points to unlock the recipe. You now need the following resources to craft:
- 250x Hide
- 130x Fiber
- 60x Metal Ingots
- 100x Cement
How to feed a Woolly Rhino in ARK
Once you have tamed your Woolly Rhino, it is important to know what it likes to eat. Woolly rhinos are herbivores, which of course makes the choice of food more accessible.
- Superior Kibble:
- Ingredients: 1x Large Egg, 1x Prime Meat Jerky, 5x Fiber, 2x Citronal, 2x Rare Mushroom, 1x Sap, 1x Water
- Ingredients Prime Meat Jerky: 1x Cooked Prime Meat, 1x Oil, 3x Sparkpowder
- Kibble (Terror Bird Egg)
- Ingredients: 1x Terror Bird egg, 1x Citronal, 1x Cooked Meat, Cooked Fish Meat or Cooked Meat Jerky, 2x Mejoberries, 3x Fiber, 1x Water
- Ingredients Cooked Meat Jerky: 1x Cooked Meat, 1x Oil, 3x Sparkpowder
- Fresh Barley
- Fresh Wheat
- Dried Wheat
How to breed the Woolly Rhino in ARK
This is how you prepare the breeding: If you have a male and female specimen, you build an enclosure that is large enough at best. Put both dinos in the pen and set them to “wander” via the command menu. Alternatively, you can also switch directly to “Pair”, but then there must always be a player nearby, otherwise the pairing will stop due to the rendering.
The breeding interval of a Woolly Rhino is 18 to 48 hours.
How to raise them: After successful mating, if you play on default settings, the female Woolly Rhino will be pregnant for about 4 hours. After 4 hours, you can welcome the little Woolly Rhino Baby into the world. As a baby, it takes another 6 hours of your attention, during which you have to keep putting food in its inventory. Pay attention to the embossing intervals every 8 hours to tickle the greatest potential out of the baby.
Once it gains juvenile status, it can feed on its own. The entire ripening time lasts about 2 days and 10 hours.
Beginner tips on breeding in ARK can be found here:
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