Early game this Is where the bulk of your hide should come from. First kill a Dodo or two to get hides for Bolas, then use said Bolas to immobilize and kill Parasaurs. If you're in an area with a decent spawn rate for Parasaurs, hunger and the ever present need for more hide becomes a thing of the past.
Are you a new Ark player? A Tipp for you. He is fast... faster than you. The best way is craft Bola and Bola the Parasaur. Knock out and feed it with Berries. Dont miss nacoberries... Good you tamed it! Craft a Parasaur saddle and ride it! Good luck. (pls vote 🔼 to beginners see this)