Faster than a giga, strong as a rex, with some levels can get to 1k carry, can gather and eat both berries and meat,can even gather fiber, if you tame a high level one you have a super gathering and combat mount. Unmatched in utility.
To reduce chance of killing it while trying to knock it out is by shooting with a primitive crossbow without delay until it starts to show blood then switch to a regular bow and then space shots 7 seconds apart - works every time for me no matter the level
1: lure in trap
2:using tranq ARROWS spam it till bloody
3: let it kill you
4: if it doesnt kill you then kys and drag body infront of it in the trap
5:collect honey and place in hotbar
6: drop honey infront of bear and it will attack/bite the honey and consume the body
7: go back to shooting till knocked out or if bloody repeat previous steps
8:honey can also be used as a lure instead of grabbing aggro
9: pull multiple bears into pen as they cannot hurt each other
A high level can easily take down Alpha Carno's. It's perfect for taming other animals since it can collect both berries and prime meat. It can go through the central cave and is a highly speedy mount with good carry weight. It's also cuddly.