ARK: Survival Evolved – How To Tame A Sinomacrops (2024)

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Ark: Survival Evolved is a fantastic open-world survival game that lets players build bases, craft items, and tame both deadly and adorable animals. One such adorable animal is the Sunomacrops. The Sunomacrops is a medium-sized flying creature that can grant the player a vast amount of boons, making it a pretty popular taming choice.

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However, despite the Sunomacrops being a fantastic creature to tame, it doesn't mean trying to do so is an easy adventure. If players are unsure how to tame a dinosaur it can have devastating consequences or they could lose the creature before ever getting a chance. Luckily, the Sunomacrops is one of the easier dinos to tame in Ark: Survival Evolved, here's how to do it.

What The Sinomacrops Can Do

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Before taming any creature in this survival game the player must know what it can bring to the game. After all, it's all well and good taming tons of Dodos but if they won't look after the player or bring them much use then there's just no point in wasting resources and space.

Luckily, with wings, a rather large voice box, and great loyalty, the Sunomacrops is fantastically useful. It serves as an alarm system, a parachute, and a fierce protector.

Alarm System

One of the most annoying elements of Ark: Survival Evolved is when other players or a deadly dinosaur sneaks up on the player's base and either destroys it or steals everything they can. However, that is the nature of this PvP game.

Luckily, players can easily prevent anyone from sneaking up on them with this personalized alarm system. The Sunomacrops will warn the player whenever something or someone hostile approaches with a piercing shriek that is enough to alert anyone nearby. This makes it a great companion to have near the base or by the players' side.


Taming the Sunomacrops has one real advantage that many other dinosaurs will never have, the ability to fly and just about carry the player. This creature is fantastically strong for its size and can carry the player, although it can't really fly too high due to the weight.

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Nevertheless, most players will use the Sunomacrops as a sort of parachute or glider to get from cliffs to the ground quickly and without damage or to get off the top of taller dinosaurs with the risk. It's both useful and incredibly fun to use around the mysterious world of Ark: Survival Evolved.


As it goes with a vast amount of dinosaurs or creatures players choose to tame, the Sunomacrops will hold its own as a fighter and a protector of either the base or the player in general. Anyone who sneaks up on it will get a shriek and will quickly start being attacked by this adorable flying dinosaur.

It has some strong attacks and is fiercely loyal and protective, which is ideal as a side element to the creature. It should not be used as the primary fighter however, it's not that powerful and will probably suffer more than it deals damage.

How To Tame The Sinomacrops

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Taming the Sunomacrops takes a bit of time but is relatively easy once the player has acquired the relevant food they want to feed it.

The first thing to do is quietly and carefully approach the creature. Then try to feed it. Don't be surprised if it flies off, simply follow it until it lands and feed it again. After a fair few tries and a lot of walking the player should end up taming the Sinomacrops. This is all about patience and care; try not to sprint or jump when walking up to feed it and make sure not to attack them or players will lose as their progress and it may attack back.

The Best Food

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Having a tamed Sinomacrops in Ark: Survival Evolved is fantastic. Taming it is a bit of a challenge but is doable. The food, however, is where the real challenge comes in. The Sinomacrops only eat Chitin.

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Chitin is a notoriously frustrating item to get hold of and players will need to hunt down Trilobites with a metal hatchet if they want to get a few bits. Other animals players could take down to harvest Chitin are:

  • Achatina
  • Diseased Leech
  • Beacon
  • Dung Beetle
  • Arthropluera
  • Dunkleosteus
  • Eurypterid
  • Glowbug
  • Araneo
  • Mantis
  • Karkinos
  • Lymantria
  • Oil Jug Bug
  • Bloodstalker
  • Leech
  • Pulmonoscorpius
  • Titanomyrma
  • Meganeura
  • Water Jug Bug

Getting hold of Chitin in Ark: Survival Evolved is probably the hardest challenge of taming a Sinomacrops so players will need to prepare themselves. However, once using this food they can expect to tame the creature in just under ten minutes.

Players will need to gather just over 30 Chitin to be safe and effective before starting the taming process. It's always worth getting more than players need since this resource can be used elsewhere and just in case the taming process has a problem.

Ark: Survival Evolved is currently available on PC, macOS, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Mobile, and Stadia.

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ARK: Survival Evolved – How To Tame A Sinomacrops (2024)


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