"They form herds and raise young communally, and have been used as pack animals for generations; their meat is tasty and nutritious."
Aptonoth are common, large, quadruped herbivores with grey skin and black stripping along their backs. A large spiked crest adorns their heads which they use in conjunction with their spiked tails to defend themselves, their herd, and offspring. Although peaceful and choosing to flee rather than fight when the need arises they will go out of their way to protect their young.
Indifferent of humans until provoked they can be passed by without any trouble and act as an early alert to large game when seen rearing up to look for danger, becoming restless, and fleeing the area while lying down when all is calm and free of danger. These docile creatures are hunted for their meat by humans and other monsters. They always travel in groups. When one Aptonoth is threatened, others will run away for safety, but sometimes the alpha male of the Aptonoth will attempt to fight back before fleeing himself. Sometimes the fleeing Aptonoth will walk over the River in Forest and Hills Area 1, probably to return back to their herd.
Aptonoth live in a wide variety of habitats including jungle, forest, swamp, and tropical islands. One of few places they cannot inhabit is the tundra where other herbivores better suited to the cold have evolved.