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Spawn Command
cheat summon Vulture_Character_BP_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/Vulture/Vulture_Character_BP.Vulture_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Vulture (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Vulture_Character_BP_STA_C
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Vulture_Character_BP_STA.Vulture_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
XP for kill
12 XP
Feces Size
35 - 38 °C / 95 - 100 °F
  Egg Incubator: 37 °C / 99 °F
Incubation Time
1h 21m 4.476s
Baby Time
2h 30m 9.009s
Juvenile Time
10h 36.034s
Adolescent Time
12h 30m 45.043s
Total Maturation Time
1d 1h 1m 30.086s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Vulture is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[]


This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.


Torgos arcam


Early Pleistocene






Torgos arcam appears to be a relative of Torgos tracheliotos and Torgos 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.


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. Interestingly, Torgos arcam is capable of storing raw meat in a separate stomach where it will decay at a slower rate. Tribes could, in theory, utilize this feature to preserve meat for recipes.


Since the Vulture lives most commonly in the hottest areas of the desert, any food it eats rots quickly. Thus you can mostly see them grouped around a carcass, even if the meat is spoiled. They will get defensive of anything they're eating, so they will attack any animals and players that wander too close.


Trogos Acram resembles many modern age vultures found in our world such as lappet-faced and griffon vultures, with a stooped neck and sharp tipped beak for tearing open carcasses. Being much smaller than its Miocene relative Argentavis , Trogos Acram cannot be ridden, but can perch on a survivor's shoulder.

Color Scheme and Regions[]

This section displays the Vulture's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Vulture. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Vulture 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.

This information can be used to alter the Vulture's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Vulture's "body" magenta.

Vulture PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Vulture PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Head Highlights
X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Vulture PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Vulture PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Feather Tips


Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
  Health 125 +25 +5.4% 0.07
  Stamina 150 +15 +10%
  Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
  Food 900 +90 +10%
  Weight 50 +1 +4%
  Melee Damage 23 +1.15 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
  Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
  Torpidity 100 +6 N/A 0.5
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 70 ? ? 108.5 108.5 108.5 5
Swimming 400 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Flying 450 ? ? 697.5 697.5 697.5 3
  • 1These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature tamed and non-imprinted.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Vulture bites the target.
0 550 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 23

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding stats with an external tool.[1]


The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.



They will attack you when there is a corpse in the vicinity.


As they will attack the rider and not the Dino, it is best to fight them with a pike as most tames have a hard time hitting them.


Ranged weapons like bows can be used while they are chasing after you, but when they come close, shooting them is less effective. Spears or a pike can be helpful as well.


They will attack when a corpse is in the vicinity. They will target you even on your mount and will swarm when more vultures are present.


They are fairly slow when flying and a player can run away even at base speed.


The Vulture is unable to be tamed through the standard tranquilize-and-feed methods, and must be tamed non-violently, but this can be difficult as they become aggressive at the presence of a corpse.

To feed it, place Raw or Spoiled Meat on the last slot of your hotbar, then approach and press use (default E) to feed it. You cannot feed them all the meat required for taming at one time, you must wait every couple of minutes until it is hungry again to feed it more until its taming meter is filled. The vulture will fly off every once in a while, and can easily be lost if one is not paying attention.

  • A set of   Ghillie Armor may help during taming, as it the Vulture will become aggressive if you are near a corpse. This will also reduce the chance of roaming predators catching sight of you and attacking.
  • Nearby wild predators may try to attack the Vulture while you are feeding it. If the Vulture enters combat while being tamed, the taming progress will stall.
  • Vultures aggro when attacked or any time there is a corpse nearby. If you are attacked by another creature, the vulture won't react until you kill the offending creature, at which point it will attack due to you being near a corpse. However, it will not attack if you are near an unconscious creature, so if you are taming a Vulture and are attacked by another creature, you can tranquilize the attacker without upsetting the Vulture.

Vulture.png Level 1 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 2 02:14 0:02:14
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 8 00:23 0:02:41
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 19 00:10 0:03:11
Vulture.png Level 30 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 4 01:29 0:04:27
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 21 00:21 0:07:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 53 00:10 0:08:51
Vulture.png Level 60 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 6 01:20 0:06:41
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 35 00:20 0:11:41
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 88 00:10 0:14:41
Vulture.png Level 90 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 8 01:16 0:08:54
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 50 00:20 0:16:41
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 123 00:10 0:20:31
Vulture.png Level 120 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 10 01:14 0:11:07
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 64 00:20 0:21:21
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 158 00:10 0:26:21
Vulture.png Level 150 Feeding Interval Time
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat 12 01:12 0:13:21
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 78 00:20 0:26:01
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 193 00:10 0:32:11

Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.



  • Bodyguard: A Vulture perched on your shoulder can attack enemies that are close enough to the player, providing extra protection from attackers.(Level   Melee Damage)
  • Meat Harvester: While the Vulture is perched on your shoulder, it automatically harvests meat when you stand in front of a corpse. Unlike other creatures, having the meat in the Vulture's inventory quadruples the spoil time, which, on Scorched Earth, cancels out the global halved spoil time. Because Vultures' inventories will not accept transfers of any item except   Spoiled Meat, any fresh meat you want them to carry must be harvested directly by them.
  • Living Missile: The Vulture, thankfully a passive tame, is an outright dangerous creature. Tamed Vultures will not initiate combat with living targets even if set to Aggressive or whistled to "Attack my Target," but these beaked terrors become fierce combatants when an ally is attacked. They are capable of harassing enemy flyers in mid-air dog fights or being released on the ground to run down a fleeing foe. (Level   Melee Damage and   Health)
  • Swarmers: A swarm of Vultures can be one of the most devastating things in the game. A pack of just 6-8 can make very light work of   Iceworm and can easily kill   Araneo,   Pulmonoscorpius and everything else you find in the caves (Note: these creatures can spawn at level 200 and above), making them great for artifact gathering. (Level   Melee Damage and   Health)
  • Pet: Vultures may seem an ugly and undesirable pet to many, but they are as loyal and affectionate as any shoulder-mounted pet, and they can be the perfect spooky accessory to a macabre aesthetic outfit.


Resource Efficiency
Chitin.png Chitin ?
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ?
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat ?
Spoiled Meat.png Spoiled Meat ?
Hide.png Hide ?



For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Vulture, see the relevant Wikipedia article.

  • The Vulture is one of if not the most accurate recreation of it's real life counterpart as things like the   Dung Beetle,   Mantis and   Thorny Dragon are very exaggerated in size. The only other competition it has for an accurate modern animal would be the leech (if compared to the Giant Amazon Leech)
  • The Vulture seems to extend the duration of raw meat and spoiled meat in its inventory. You cannot place raw meat (or anything else other than rotten meat) into its inventory but if you let it harvest any dead bodies, it will store the raw meat in its inventory and make it last longer.
  • The Vulture is capable of doing melee damage while on your shoulder even while you are riding another mount.
  • While it is apparent that the Vulture is too small to ride, Helena decided to add a saddle with a x in her notes to let people know it can't be ridden.
  • Real Vultures are social animals that live in flocks, Ark's Vultures are occasionally seen in groups but can also be found on their own.
  • Much like other creatures, the Vulture can spawn out of the map


Patch Changes
246.0 Scorched Earth Expansion Release   Vulture is added to the game
329.5 Genesis: Part 2 Expansion Release   Vulture is added to Genesis: Part 2