|XP For Kill||20 XP|
|PC Release Date||August 18, 2015 (v201.0)|
|Favorite Kibble||Kibble (Titanoboa Egg)|
|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.
|Attribute||Amount at Level 1||Wild||Domesticated||Add||Mult|
|Melee Damage||40 / 60²||+1.6 / +2.4||+1.7%||7%||17.6%|
|Movement Type||Base Speed||Wild||Domesticated||Stamina Used|
|Speed [%]||100||Depends on what level it is|
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
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 you feed it, the wild beast might change his mind while taming and may 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.
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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
- 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.