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Urist likes rutherers for their enormous tails.

  • Underground Depth: 2-3

· Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 600

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

Birth: 300,000 cm3
Mid: 1,500,000 cm3
Max: 3,000,000 cm3

Adult at: 10
Max age: 40-60
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x3)

Food items

Meat 90
Fat 13
Brain 3
Heart 1
Lungs 6
Intestines 10
Liver 3
Kidneys 2
Tripe 3
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 37
Skull 1
Ivory 1

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This article is about an older version of DF.
A huge monster with an enormous tail, covered with thick fur. They run on four legs and can be found deep under the earth.
Admired for its enormous tail.

Rutherers are very large creatures who reside underground in caverns. The value of their body parts is multiplied by three, placing them between wolves and cave crocodiles in that respect. Their size, however, coupled with the fact that they can appear in groups of two to at least six, possibly more, makes them a real danger to even experienced adventurers. Knocking you to the ground with charges and then severely wounding you in some lasting way is common.

They are exotic pets. Rutherers can also be tamed by goblins and dwarves in world-gen, resulting in rutherers accompanying goblins on sieges as mounts and being used in worldgen battles by both civilizations.

They are not aggressive unless you attack them or they are accompanying goblins during a siege or similar.

Due to the fact that they can give birth to triplets and their high meat returns and bone value, Rutherers are a good creature to domesticate and breed if you can tame two of different genders.