The Archives: Steggo

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

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Available Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2021.


7000 kg


6.5 m

Obtained From

Cash Shop Park

Gender Profile

48% male, 48% female, 4% non-binary


Northern Plains

Population Rank

#1072 of 1097

About Steggo Eggs

Bright, blooming cacti dot the surface of Steggo eggs, emanating unique aromas that are specific to each individual. The pungent scent of these cactus flowers determine the temperament of the creature maturing within the egg: sharper smells with peppery undertones correlate to stubborn, cantankerous personalities while subdued fragrances with sweeter hints produce gentle, compassionate dispositions. In spite of their rarity, there are apparently wealthy eccentrics who use Steggo eggs as a strange form of aromatherapy.

Should the cactus growing with the developing egg be harmed in any way, the embryo will enter a state of stasis until its spiny companion is brought back to health. Given the sensitivity of the cacti found on these eggs, hatching a Steggo in captivity is a near-insurmountable task unless the caretaker is able to perfectly replicate the arid conditions of the Northern Plains within their own homes. If you are lucky enough to be entrusted with a Steggo egg, consider taking a trip to the Plains to boost your chances of a successful hatch!

About the Steggo Creature

Exlusively found in the Northern Plains, Steggo are well-renowned in the scientific world for being living, breathing biotopes; their lush, verdant backs are teeming with life beyond the pleasantly blooming cacti and provide a crucial habitat for certain species such as Kacki and Cactower. Furthermore, it is not uncommon to see Steggo form herds with Stegga, as the two species seem to readily form mutualistic partnerships when encountering one another. The importance of these creatures is underlined by the fact that the vitality of various flora and fauna populations in the Plains vary according to the abundance of Steggo for that year.

Due to their vital ecological niche, these creatures are actively studied by biologists from the Science and Research Center to better understand their role in the reproductive cycles of other desert denizens. However, Steggo are infamous for being aggressive protectors of their residents and herdmates, meaning most of the research on these animals is usually left incomplete. Additionally, the flowers that bloom year-round on adult Steggo are highly sought after for both culinary and perfuming purposes, making them popular targets of poachers seeking to turn a quick profit. Should one come across a product claiming to utilize Steggo flowers, it is advised to ensure that they were harvested sustainably through ethical means.

During severe droughts in the Northern Plains, Steggo bury themselves in the sand and undergo a deep hibernation until the next rainy season. Despite their generally affable demeanor, Steggo are capable fighters, so startling them from their slumber typically proves fatal for the aggressor. Travelers of the Plains are solemnly warned of avoiding oases surrounded by groves of aromatic blooming cacti, since the presence of such plants is a tell-tale sign of a Steggo herd at rest.

Entry Written By: pbarr