Best dino in ark in my opinion. It can deal up to 1700 or more damage per hit depending how much melee you put on it. It kills rexes, brontos, gigas and all alphas really easily and safely. It harvests great and is fast too. Broken if you ask me.
Get yourself a vulture and go kill ovis, but let the vulture harvest it (you can't put anything in it's inventory, it has to harvest it on its own), and the vulture will keep raw mutton fresh for 2 hours while you trap and knock out your griffin. No kibble needed, nearly max taming efficiency for the cost of a few spoiled meat to tame a vulture.