A Kairuku in ARK: Survival Evolved. Resembles a Penguin.

The Kairuku (Penguin) is a creature in ARK: Survival Evolved

It is a Piscivore of species Kairuku waitaki.

These are the "Penguins" of the game.

Taming a Kairuku[edit]

Use prime or Raw meat

Kairukus have low health so careful not to kill them when knocking them unconscious.

Riding a Kairuku[edit]

You cannot ride a Kairuku.

Where to find a Kairuku[edit]

The Kairuku can be found in the glacial areas at the NW part of the island.

Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • You can use a Kairuku as a heater (that's "heater", with a "t", not "healer!"). Standing next to one gives you 36 hypothermic insulation. Stand near more then one to get even more heat!
  • The Kairuku is a good swimmer.


  • The Kairuku is an extinct genus of penguin.

Kairuku Dossier[edit]