The Archives: Deggo

One file in the Archives reveals information about the Deggo. You read carefully to learn about this creature and obtain more knowledge about the mysterious species of Ark.

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Availability

Retired

Dates

Available Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016.

Habitat

Jungle

Height

8.85 m

Weight

11700 kg

Population Rank

#590 of 779

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About Deggo Eggs

This egg was only recently discovered along the side of a small tributary that flows into the Ark River. It is estimated this species has survived for over 150 million years in the egg form and has lived in the hot and humid environment created by the Volcano. That small tributary is warm and crystal clear, heated by underground lava tubes. Getting to this magical place is a difficult task, since it's deep in the western jungles.

The eggs get their maroon coloring from the clay and dark sediment around the shoreline. They rest among small rocks and clovers that grow around the shells to hide the egg from predators. When a whole patch of clovers cluster around a part of the tributary, it means that Deggo eggs can be found there. The clover patch is not just for the egg's protection, but it grows into part of their tails, lasting them a whole lifetime.

But be wary, adult Deggos protect their eggs watchfully from a distance. And they will charge you, should they feel threatened!

About the Deggo Creature

After Deggo eggs hatch, their parents instantly take care of them, grooming the egg yolk off of their bodies. The hatchlings are not born with white marks at first; it appears nearly a day later. Scientists do not know what causes the hatchling's head to become white. Theories suggest that saliva from the parents mixed with organic bacteria is the cause.

The main diet of the Deggo is fruit, vegetation, and crystal clear water. They live in small herds with 5 to 10 adults and their children.

Ever since the discovery of the Deggo, locals created myths and stories about these creatures. One in particular is that the Deggo is a sign of a healthy and rich environment. If clovers appear somewhere over night, it's a sure sign of good luck, despite being the standard 3-leaf. If one happens to stumble upon a 4-leaf tailed Deggo, it's a sign of the truest and most unwavering kind of luck.

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