33 - Gigantopithecus

Gigantopithecus blacki by jesusgamarra-danugsb

Common Name Gigantopithecus
Group Mammals
Species Gigantopithecus fibrarator
Time Pleistocene
Diet Herbivore
Temperament Territorial
Feces Size Small
XP For Kill 20 XP
PC Release Date August 18, 2015 (v201.0)
Favorite Kibble Kibble (Titanoboa Egg)
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
Saddle No Saddle Needed
Gestation Time 6h 36m 49s
Baby Stage Time 7h 42m 57s

Gigantopithecus Fibrarator is a strange creature. It is usually quite passive, but it has a very short temper when it comes to its personal space. Once another creature gets close, this gentle giant quickly becomes a rampaging beast. Best to give them a wide berth.

Gigantopithecus seems most happy to lazily lay about, picking berries from plants. Many Gigantopithecus spend much of their day in one small area unless they are provoked.


In addition to being at home picking berries, a tamed Gigantopithecus can be taught to harvest the fibers found on many island plants as well. It appears to be entirely content to pick at plants all day, eat the berries, and hold the fibers for its tribe.

Playful once tamed, Gigantopithecus seems to enjoy throwing its shoulder-mounted rider into the air. It probably feels this is a game, but clever brigands can use this "game" to vault over walls and small cliffs.

— The Dossier

The Gigantopithecus (Jy-gan-toe-pith-i-kus) is a medium sized herbivorous mammal found on the Ark.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Gigantopithecus


Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Wild Domesticated Add Mult
Heath 640 +64 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 300 +30 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 1500 +150 +10%
Weight 220 +4.4 +4%
Melee Damage 40 / 60² +1.6 / +2.4 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +3% 6%
Torpor 1100 +66 N/A 0.5
Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Wild Domesticated Stamina Used
Walking 195 682.5 1023.75 10
Swimming 300 N/A N/A N/A
Wild Stats Level-up
Stat Value Levelups
Heath 640
Stamina 300 0
Oxygen 150 0
Food 1500 0
Weight 200 0
Melee Damage 100 0
Speed [%] 100 Depends on what level it is



  • Before fur patch
  • After fur patch
  • Yeti

The Gigantopithecus is a close relative of the modern orangutan. However, it stands upright like a man but slightly taller, giving it a strong resemblance to Bigfoot or the yeti.


With the introduction of the [[Snow Cave in Patch 237, a variant of Gigantopithecus spawns inside called the Yeti. They are untamable apes that provide the Gigantopithecus Dossier when killed (if the player has not yet obtained the Dossier from taming a standard Gigantopithecus), and they only spawn inside the snow cave at levels up to 340. These apes are vicious, terrifying creatures that will decimate any adventurers hoping to step foot inside. Stay clear from them, or use extremely powerful guns and weaponry to slaughter them before they get their powerful hands on you!

Color Scheme and Regions

  • Region 0
  • Region 4
  • Region 5

This section displays the Gigantopithecus' natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Mammoth. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Mammoth will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Region 0: Fur Mane


Region 1: Unknown

Region 1 is not used for this creature.

Region 2: Unknown

Region 2 is not used for this creature.

Region 3: Unknown

Region 3 is not used for this creature.

Region 4: Fur Accent


Region 5: Skin



Taming of the Giganthopithecus is through non-violent means, similar to that of the Ichthyosaurus. Using Berries in the last slot of the hotbar Giganthopithecus can be tamed over time, by running up to him and press "e". Although, even if you feed it, the wild beast might change its mind while taming and attack you. This can be avoided by staying out of his sight radius, which forms a cone infront of its face. It is advised that a flying mount is used so that if agro'd the player may fly far enough into the sky to break agro and then return and continue the tame.


Level 1
Food Feeding Interval Time Effectiveness
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg) 10 04:02 0:36:26 96.76% (+0 Lvl)
Mejoberries 95 01:22 2:09:52 23.72% (+0 Lvl)
Berries 142 00:55 2:09:24 12.19% (+0 Lvl)
Level 20
Food Feeding Interval Time Effectiveness
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg) 13 03:56 0:47:22 95.83% (+9 Lvl)
Mejoberries `124 01:22 2:49:30 19.27% (+1 Lvl)
Berries 185 00:54 2:48:35 9.64% (+0 Lvl)
Level 50
Food Feeding Interval Time Effectiveness
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg) 17 03:52 1:01:56 94.62% (+23 Lvl)
Mejoberries 169 01:22 3:51:01 14.93% (+3 Lvl)
Berries 254 00:54 3:51:28 7.23% (+1 Lvl)
Level 75
Food Feeding Interval Time Effectiveness
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg) 21 03:49 1:16:30 93.44% (+35 Lvl)
Mejoberries 207 1:22 4:42:57 12.55% (+4 Lvl)
Berries 310 00:54 4:42:30 6.01% (+2 Lvl)
Level 100
Food Feeding Interval Time Effectiveness
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg) 25 03:47 1:31:05 92.29% (+46 Lvl)
Mejoberries `245 01:22 5:34:54 10.82% (+5 Lvl)
Berries 185 00:54 5:34:26 5.13% (+2 Lvl)
Level 120
Food Feeding Interval Time Effectiveness
Kibble (Titanoboa Egg) 28 03:46 1:42:00 91.44% (+54 Lvl)
Mejoberries `275 01:22 6:15:54 9.76% (+5 Lvl)
Berries 185 00:54 6:15:54 4.59% (+2 Lvl)




Giganthopithecus will roam if enabled and pick fiber for the player. Not requiring a saddle, a player can ride this mount on the shoulders and be thrown to high vantages. The Giganthopithecus does possess a headslot and can be equipped with headgear, notably the Rex Skull Skin on any headgear.


  • The dossier was revealed on June 24, 2015
  • First known creature to harvest fiber.

Trivia not relevant for the game


A comparison graph of a 1.8-meter-tall human male (almost 5' 11") in comparison to Gigantopithecus blacki (left) and Gigantopithecus giganteus (right): This graph is based on orangutan proportions while standing upright.

  • Gigantopithecus means "giant ape" in Greek.
  • Relic Gigantopithecus are one theory for sightings of large, hairy primates (Sasquatch, Yeti, etc.).
    • This may have influenced the appearance of Ark's Gigantopithecus since it was thought to postured more like a gorilla in real life.
  • According to some scientists, Gigantopithecus was nearly 10 feet tall and thus the biggest ape that ever lived. Therefore, he would have weighed more than 500 kilograms, comparable to a full-grown polar bear.


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