Paras are great beginner dinos mainly because they carry around 350 weight or more, they can also tank a few hits from most dinos. They can also harvest thatch and berries. They have really good stamina also.
The parasuar has had its base damage buffed to 12, base weight buffed to 480, and it’s wild weight gain was raised to 9.6 per level. This makes parasaurs carry only slightly less weight than a mammoth. Parasaurs have had a huge buff.