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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 hunting/war 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
Teeth 1
Skin Raw hide
This article is about the current 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.

Rutherers are massive creatures who can be found meandering on the second and third layers of the caverns, appearing in groups of 3 to 7 individuals. An adult rutherer weighs around 3 tonnes, which is about 50 times heavier than a dwarf, though, despite this, they are in fact entirely benign, fleeing from anything they may consider a threat. In the event they engage in battle, they will use their massive size to easily tear dwarves apart with bites and kicks. They are exotic mounts and may be ridden by goblins during sieges.

Rutherers can be captured in cage traps and trained into valuable pets. They provide a great quantity of returns when butchered, and products made from their parts are worth 3 times more than those of common domestic animals. This makes the idea of a rutherer farm an attractive one, especially since the creatures constantly give birth to more than one baby at a time. However, rutherers only reach their maximum size after 5 years, considerably longer than most sources of food.

Unlike most beasts, rutherers can't be spawned in the object testing arena.

Some dwarves like rutherers for their enormous tails.

Admired for their enormous tails.
Art by Buttery_Mess