Anoobas were aggressive pack predators native to Tatooine. Opportunistic hunters as well as scavengers, these wolflike canines would attack virtually anything smaller than themselves (such as scurriers) and would band together in packs to bring down rontos, eopies, and similar creatures.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Strong, horny beaks on their jaws assisted in the breaking of thick skeletons, while long, tufted tails helped to counterbalance the body and dissipate heat. Anoobas could vary in weight from 20 to 45 kilograms—males being larger than females—and often banded into packs of ten to twelve. These units were dominated by an alpha male and alpha female, and it was not uncommon to see entire packs waiting alongside podrace courses for an easy meal.
Like the winged urusai, accounts tell of anoobas being so engorged on meals that they are unable to move. This may be due in part to the fact that anooba mothers fed their young, born three to four at a time, through regurgitation.
History[edit | edit source]
Packs of escaped, adaptable anoobas imported from Tatooine roamed Coruscant alleys looking for prey. As a result, nocturnal foot traffic in certain areas was highly risky. Anoobas on Coruscant were known to howl at the planet's moons. Anoobas were sometimes caught in packs and used as gladiatorial fighting animals, for which they were given a shock collar to control their behavior.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The New Droid Army
- Pets' "N" Pieces—HoloNet News (Advertisement) (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty Hunters"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revenge"
- The Clone Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "An Old Friend"
- Friends Like These
- Empire 20: A Little Piece of Home, Part 1
- Razor's Edge (Mentioned only)
- Tatooine Ghost
- Millennium Falcon
- Fate of the Jedi: Allies (Mentioned only)
- Fate of the Jedi: Ascension (Mentioned only)
- Legacy 24: Loyalties, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- Legacy 35: Storms, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 35 (TAT27, Tatooine - The Great Pit of Carkoon)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 110 (TAT58, Tatooine Wildlife)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 114 (TAT27, Tatooine - Animals)
- The Art of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- "50 Great Reasons to Rewatch Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Three"—Star Wars Insider 125
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Three
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded