Tranq arrows are fine, shoot in the face, walk backwards and continue shooting in the face, if you can shoot the underside when he turns, then go ahead. It is a little difficult to time that however. When it starts to run away from you, just keep in front of it and keep shooting it in the face. If for any reason it rolls up into a ball, let it go and find another one. If you are intent on taming it, put a structure around it to keep it safe, then sit by it for about 45 minutes to an hour, it will heal faster if you are within render of it. Leveling up the melee allows it to collect more rock with each swipe of the tail. If you are so low, put most of it in weight and some in melee, this will allow you to collect more with less trips. If you have a tribemate, and you are using a Quetzal or a skiff, then only level melee.
Very useful for collecting resources especially sand, also very good for protection, how to tame: grab 3 boomerangs, throw one at the creature to get it angry then just keep throwing the boomerang at its face even if it runs away then when its unconscious feed it berry's, this tactic is only useful for a low level one and only works in scorched earth. Up if useful.