Manka cats were a feline predator species with a pack instinct found across the mountains and grasslands of several Core Worlds, with the largest population living in the mountains of Alderaan. With that planet's destruction, the species had had its numbers thinned considerably, although they were not yet truly endangered.
These creatures ranged from 1.5 to nearly 2 meters in length, although they had low-slung bodies for hiding in tall grass or among rock formations. Manka cats were also distinguishable by the thick manes of fur around their necks, and the two sets of menacing, forward-jutting tusks in their lower jaws.
- Savage Spirits (First mentioned)