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ARK Survival Ascended: How To Tame Baby Dinosaurs

Embrace your inner dino parent as we discuss how you can find and tame baby dinosaurs in Ark Survival Ascended.
ARK Survival Ascended: How To Tame Baby Dinosaurs
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ARK Survival Ascended has seen its release, bringing with it a plethora of fresh content and features that enhance the experience of surviving the challenges that await you in this world. One notable addition is the introduction of baby dinosaurs, which have captured the hearts of many players. If you're keen on taming and nurturing one of these adorable creatures for yourself, you're in the right place.

This guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to tame baby dinosaurs in ARK Survival Ascended, along with the prerequisites and responsibilities you'll need to fulfill once you become a dino parent. So, without further delay, let's dive right in.

How To Find Baby Dinosaurs in ARK Survival Ascended

Taming a baby dino in ARK Survival Ascended involves several steps. First, you need to locate a baby dino, which can be a bit challenging, but persistence will eventually lead you to them. Baby dinos are typically seen following their parents, who roam the island. 

Ark Survival Ascended How To Tame Baby Dinosaurs Location
Baby dinosaurs can be found near their parents in areas close to foliage and fresh water, as opposed to mountain regions or dense forests. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

In many cases, parents tend to circle back to freshwater sources, so checking along rivers for parents with their dino babies is often a good strategy. As a final tip, we haven't seen many baby dinosaurs in the dense forest regions of The Island either, so avoid these areas when hunting for a baby dino to tame. 

How To Tame Baby Dinosaurs in ARK Survival Ascended

Once you've found a baby dino, the next step can be a bit heart-wrenching, as you'll need to eliminate the parent to tame the baby. You can use any means at your disposal to take down the parent dinosaur, but be extremely careful not to harm or accidentally kill the baby in the process. Once the parent is no longer a threat, you can proceed with taming or "imprinting" on the baby.

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Once the parent is killed, you can approach the baby dino and simply interact with it to imprint or tame it. (Picture: Shane / Studio Wildcard)

To imprint on the baby, place berries or meat in the final slot of your hot bar and sneak up behind the baby dino. When you approach it, a prompt will appear, allowing you to imprint on the dinosaur. The imprinting process is relatively quick, and as soon as you interact with it, you'll have successfully imprinted on the dinosaur and can even give it a name right away.

Now, you should provide food for the baby dino to prevent starvation. You have the option to let the baby dino follow you back to your base on foot, or you can use a bird like an Argentavis to carry it back. And remember, now that you're a dino parent, it's your responsibility to keep it safe from other wild creatures that might attack, ensure it's well-fed, and, of course, take plenty of adorable pictures with your new baby dinosaur!