If you are new to ARK then you should kill dodos for meat and although it will be hard for new players find some of these guys and knock them out feed them the meat from the dodos then tame them and use them while hunting cause there good for killing smaller creatures.
Tamed 4 in 10 minutes. 5 minutes later killed 3 Titan boas. These are a must have for beginners just tame loads and kill things like Titan boas and get great loot early in game. Must level health though it is terrible. Hope this helps.