Common Name: Vulture
Species: Torgos arcam
Time Period: Early Pleistocene
The Vulture is most commonly found in the Dunes region of the scorched earth map. It is a docile creature meaning that it may at sometimes become aggressive if it feels as though it is being threatened. If you ever spot one eating, I suggest you stay away as they are extremely aggressive when they are eating. Whenever something bigger than it approaches, it will almost always fly away as a defense mechanism. As like most vultures, they highly prefer meat that has been spoiled.
The Vulture is tamed passively and can actually be carried on the shoulder of a human. Killing it has the chance to yield hide or spoiled meat. It produces small sized feces and has a carrying weight of 70. This means that the Kaproshuchus, Megalosaurus, and the Tusoteuthis have the ability to carry it. If you want, you can immobilize a Vulture by using a bola trap, bear trap, or a plant species y trap. Vultures will produce Vulture Eggs which can then be placed inside an incubation room that is between 35 and 40 Celsius in order to incubate and hatch it. Alternatively, you can turn it into kibble that is used for taming the Morellatops.
If you are the admin of a server, you can spawn a Vulture on command by entering the following into the console: admincheat summon Vulture_Character_BP_C
How to Tame a Vulture
The Vulture cannot be tamed by normal knocking out methods, instead, you will tame it nonviolently. To feed it, you should equip spoiled or raw meat to the last slot of your hot bar, then approach the Vulture and press E on it to feed it. You cannot feed them all the required units at one time, you must wait the required feeding interval each time. You definitely have to pay attention while you are taming it, otherwise it can just fly away and lost. If you are having issues, you can equip a set of Ghillie Armor so that it does not become aggressive when you come close to it.
Some other creatures may come toward the Vulture and if this happens, they will provoke the Vulture and interrupt the taming process. If you are encountering a level thirty Vulture, it will take either seven spoled meat, or forty two raw meat in order to tame it. If you use the spoiled meat, it will take approximately eight minutes, while using raw meat will take about fifteen minutes.
Once you have it properly tamed, you can actually pick up the Vulture and carry it on your shoulder. By doing this, you can essentially have your own body guard who can attack whatever is coming towards you with a high amount of damage. I recommend leveling up its damage and health if you are going to use it for this purpose. Alternatively, you can allow the Vulture to harvest Spoiled Meat while it is on your shoulder. When you stand in front of a corpse, it will automatically harvest the meat. The Vulture will then keep the spoiled meat in its inventory and quadruple (yes that’s right!) the time it takes before it can spoil. The Vulture can also harvest Chitin and Hide from enemy corpses, depending upon what it is that you’re standing in front of. Something you should note that is if you are putting food into its inventory, the expiration will not quadruple, this will only apply to meat that it picks up and harvests on its own.
Lastly, you can use the Vulture as an assassin. You can set it to ‘attack my target’ mode, in which you can whistle and it will fly at whatever you are pointing at. The Vulture does a ton of damage and can be extremely helpful if you are trying to farm up some extra resources, or want to take down something in your way. It can also be extremely useful to chase down anything that is fleeing away from you, including enemy tribes. You can actually use the Vulture to attack things that are close to you while it is on your shoulder, even if you are riding another mount!
Wild: Torgos arcam appears to be a relative of Torgos tracheliotos and Torgo negevensis commonly called lappet-faced vultures which are native to the sands of the Sahara, Sahel, and Negev deserts. Like them, it is a carrion bird that feeds on the decaying corpses of other animals, and is only aggressive when defending its meal. As such, survivors should take note when they see groups of Torgos arcam circling above. It means that a wounded creature or a bloody battle may be somewhere below.
Domesticated: Despite its impressive wingspan, Torgos arcam is not suitable as a pack animal, and is surprisingly light. Some survivors have even been known to keep a tame Torgos arcam perched on their shoulder.
Known Information: Interestingly, Torgos arcam is capable of storing raw meat in a separate stomach where it will decay at an accelerated rate. Once spoiled, Torgos arcam will regurgitate the meat for proper consumption. The strong stomached survivor could, in theory, utilize this feature to speedily spoil meat for recipes.