On Scorched Earth the Paracer with its platform saddle is a needed tame. You can put a cannon on it and use it for taming Rock Elementals or use its high weight and health for carrying large loads of supplies around through dangerous areas.
The only dino that'll agro an unconscious paracer is a Rex. So if those are taken care off and your cautious about not bringing in extra friend with you. You don't have to worry about other creature damaging your tame.
Note that a Paracer can NOT damage stone. Build a fair sized trap and lure it in. I used my base walls since they are very large, but a normal Dino gate room should do the trick. After that, fire away from safety.