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"So, you're carrying these rathtars to a collector?"
"I got three going to King Prana. Kings not only like to collect, they like to boast about their collections. Seems Prana's in competition with the regent of the Mol'leaj system. The regent doesn't have a rathtar in his private zoo. Neither does anybody else.
Rey and Han Solo[src]

A zoo was a location dedicated to holding a collection of rare and, sometimes, dangerous creatures. The King Prana and his rival, Regent Solculvis, both had expansive zoos dedicated to their collections of animals.[1] Prana, particularly, enjoyed boasting about his zoo.[2] Capital City on Lothal had a zoo, which Ezra Bridger had visited.[3]

In 2 BBY,[4] Emperor Palpatine owned a personal zoo that housed many rare and exotic animals.[5]

Prior to Liberation Day in 5 ABY, the Wexley family visited a zoo at Sarini Island on Chandrila, which contained pangorins, caw-crabs, and uralangs.[6]

Some 30 years after the Battle of Endor, Prana sought to outdo his rival and hired the smuggler Han Solo to obtain rathtars for his zoo, which ultimately went unfulfilled despite paying top credit for the job.[1][2]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization
  3. Ezra's Duel with Danger
  4. Dawn of Rebellion dates the events of Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow seventeen years after the end of the Clone Wars, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY; therefore, the events of Steps Into Shadow must take place in 2 BBY. According to Star Wars: On the Front Lines, Mon Mothma's denunciation of the Galactic Empire and the Declaration of the Rebel Alliance take place 2 years before the Battle of Yavin or 2 BBY. As "The Wynkahthu Job" is set between Steps Into Shadow and "Secret Cargo," it must also take place in 2 BBY. Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition places the events of "Endangered, Part 1" between the events of Steps Into Shadow and "The Wynkahthu Job" and must therefore also take place in 2 BBY. As the Emperor's personal zoo existed by the events of "Endangered, Part 1", then it must have been constructed by this point in time.
  5. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller.png "Endangered, Part 1"—Star Wars Adventures (2017) 7
  6. Aftermath: Life Debt
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