The carry mechanic is activated by double tapping the use key (default “E”) with the player’s head next to something that can be carried.
Depending on its size, a carnivore may rip a meat leg from a carcass when it activates the carry mechanic.
Each item, including hatchlings, has a carry weight. The heavier it is, the slower the carrier moves. The capacity for carrying objects can be improved with the Stoic talent, while the capacity for carrying babies of one's own species can be improved with the Good Parent talent.
Only Pteranodons, Velociraptors, and Elasmosaurus are currently able to carry the babies of other species. The capacity for carrying babies of another species can be improved with the Baby Snatcher talent, which is exclusive to the three aforementioned playable creatures.