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Varactyls were a species of majestic, giant reptavian[2] herbivores native to the world of Utapau.[4] They typically had blue and green crests and feather ridges along their backs. They were incredibly loyal and obedient mounts, that had strong, long strides and bounds to navigate the uneven and vertical surfaces of their homeworld.

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Varactyl were fearless steeds and were willing to jump down perilous slopes if asked to by their rider.[5]

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Originating from Utapau,[4] this species of reptavians was also imported by the Iltan clan to have an edge in the Grand Hunt. They were bred into the unique streamlined, swift, crimson-feathered Pijal varactyl.[3]

During a mission on Utapau, Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, while they were chasing Separatist general Grievous, had a brief encounter with a herd of varactyls.[6] Obi-Wan Kenobi had a mount of this species in the last days of the Clone Wars named Boga, who was believed to be acasualty of Order 66.[1] However, despite Kenobi’s assumptions, she did indeed survive and return to her herd.[source?]

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