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Varactyls were a species of majestic, giant reptavian[2] herbivores native to the world of Utapau.[3] They typically had blue and green crests and feather ridges along their backs, and were incredibly loyal and obedient mounts; varactyl were fearless steeds and were willing to jump down perilous slopes if asked to by their rider.[5] With their strong, long strides and bounds, varactyls navigated even the uneven and vertical surfaces of their homeworld. The creature's soul was simpler and purer than that of a sentient. Despite this, the reptavian was still intelligent in its own way.[1]

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Originating from Utapau,[3] 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.[1]

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 a casualty of Order 66.[4] However, despite Kenobi's assumptions, she did indeed survive and return to her herd.[source?]

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