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Obi-Wan Kenobi's “Pet” – Star Wars Lore



Majestic, 15 metres long and loyal to a fault, varactyls used their long crooked legs and powerful strides to swiftly traverse the rocky, sinkhole-covered terrain of Utapau, their homeworld. Certainly a sight to behold – thanks in no small part to their beautiful blue and green-feathered plumage, head crest and powerful tail – these reptavian herbivores were held in high esteem by Pau'ans and Utai alike. So much so that Utai leatherworkers handcrafted high-backed saddles that were perfect for riding varactyls at any angle. Boga, for example, was selected by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi to chase down General Grievous and his wheel bike. The creature's five-clawed feet, excellent grip, flexible neck, protected spine, and armour-plated skull – not to mention its ability to scale vertical obstacles – made it perfect for such a role. Unfortunately, she was later presumed dead, having been caught in the crossfires of Order 66.

As we all known, the galaxy far, far away is teeming with creatures and pets alike. But which particular animal is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

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