I took my lv200 to the dead island I did have to force feed after being ambushed by 2 lv150 and a lv75 and I did encounter a lv90 alpha rapter but they have decent oxygen so I just out swam it. Other than that it was good
Best utility mount after theri can gather meat and berries also this guy can get 1k weight and almost 900 melee with enough lvls I know this because my bear ( name is teddy the bear) is stronger than my 209 Rex
Direbear have little health compared to torpor. Keep a few tamed dodos at your ramp trap. When you've shot the bear enough for it to be bloody, throw in a dodo. It will instantly kill and eat it and start regenerating health. Give it a moment or two and continue darting. Happy hunting!