If you can find one early game I highly recommend getting it, even if you don’t have the saddle it is good for defending you from various creatures, I had one level 45 take out a carno in under a minute. Later in game btheh work great for getting metal and other needed supplies.
The Ankylosaurus is, in my opinion, one of the best dinos to tame as a low level. Not only is it the best dino to gether metal, it is also a great taming mount, because it can collect berries and can kill little things like Raptors easy. This will be one of your most used dinos when you get into the higher levels and taming an Anky as soon as you can make the saddle (lvl 40) is highly recommended.
The anklyosaurus is a very useful tame in ark. it is ranked #1 in metal,obsidion,flint, and Crystal collection. Unfortunately the anklyosaurus is very slow if you are a beginner in south zone you can go to 65Lon,85lat with the anklyosaurus and grind metal.if your an expert in the game you can use it with a quetzal. if you put a platform saddle on the quetzal, put 2 phiomia's on the platform and carry the anklyosaurus with the anklyosaurus being carried by the quetzal. you can hit metal, obsidion, and Crystal and then transfer it to the phiomias (their weight does not count) and so you can carry allmost infinite materials and get it fast. I recommend going to the volcano in the north past the redwood forest.
With the recent update Ankylo can hold four times the metal because it weighs less as long as it's in ankylo 's inventory. So 100 metal will weigh 25lbs instead of 100. Also tamed Anky will have more speed than usual. Happy farming ^__^ -Geo