A species known as ursi was domesticated at some point and the creatures were frequently kept as house pets by the Bothans, a sentient species native to the Mid Rim planet Bothawui. The Bothans viewed the creatures to be cuddly. The Bothans also used "Ursi" as a first name for some members of the female sex.
Behind the scenes
The ursi was first mentioned in the Galactic Campaign Guide, a 2003 sourcebook for Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars Roleplaying Game, written by Peter Schweighofer and J.D. Wiker. The plural form of the species name and its level of sentience were not mentioned in the book, which only included a description of the species in a table of Bothan female names.
- Galactic Campaign Guide (First mentioned)