Wanna find one? Simply mind your own business flying through the redwoods and they'll find you! Just make sure you can take some fall damage and that your tame is set to passive so it doesnt kill the thyla. (I know this seems like a joke but this is legit the only way I know how to find them.)
The redwoods are now basically a no fly zone, I lost a quetz, and a pter to these b******s. They jump out of the tree, rip you off your mount, and then pin you and your mastercraft armor to the ground and murder you.
If you wanna find them easily just tame a parasaur and use an arge to carry it into the red woods. Have the parasaur on turret mode so it can tell you where the thyla is. It may take a while but I see this as the safest way to find them. You just have to move slowly through.
Now, this was a given tame to me, so I know literally nothing about wild ones. I've never encountered one. Also take this with a grain of salt as the given one was a raised thylacoleo, so I could over exaggerate normal thylacoleo.
If you need some hide or meat, this guy is great. One of the best hunters in my opinion, as it's very fast, and it can climb up walls. Not even kidding.
It's jumps are huge (nothing compared to deinonychus a.k.a Raptor chicken)
Abilities that I know: Climbing (hold jump maybe? It's A for Xbox.) Growl (not sure if it does anything, press down right joystick for Xbox.)
And the normal attack. That's all I know for abilities.
Hope all of this is helpful, and remember to take it with a grain of salt, I'm decently newish (few weeks - a month new) and also this tame was a raised thylacoleo (100% Imprinted) that was as GIVEN to me, so I know nothing about wild ones or how hard it is to tame.
They're useful for escaping places and getting food but when you get a Megalania then these guys just get left behind
Also to all the mobile users, STOP ASKING, THEY'RE NOT ADDING THEM BECAUSE OF HOW COMPLEX THE CONTROLS FOR THE THYLA ARE
Hey, don’t you guys think there should be a thyla tek saddle? I think there should be more tek saddles, bc there’s only 5 rn when there could be a lot more. Plus, imagine what the ark devs could think of with a thyla tek saddle!
Thylacoleo are capable of pinning down flyers in mid-flight (anything but the Quetz and Wyvern, I believe), other Thylacoleo, and even Therizinos. You can also jump from object to object by holding down the jump button while pouncing from a tree or cliff (have to hit it at the right angle, however).