When the first film was released, one of the things Star Wars fans latched onto almost immediately was the immense amount of world-building on display. George Lucas had created an entire galaxy filled with planets, conflicts, and creatures that felt just familiar enough to be intriguing while still feeling totally unique.
Of course, for every cute Star Wars creature, there are also a dozen that are more than capable of tearing someone's head off. While fans have already pored over the creatures in Star Wars with a magnifying glass, there are plenty of facts about creatures that show up across the universe that even die-hards might not be aware of. This list takes a look at some of the lesser-known facts about creatures in Star Wars. Take a gander down below and make sure to upvote the most interesting things you didn't know!
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Porgs Were Created As A Workaround For Filming With Endangered Puffins On Skellig Michael IslandPhoto: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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In ‘A New Hope,’ Elephants Played The Role Of BanthasPhoto: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope / 20th Century Fox
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Despite Their Size, Rontos Are The Favored Beast Of Burden For JawasPhoto: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope / 20th Century Fox
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Sarlaccs Begin Their Lives As Spores And Mature Over 30,000 YearsPhoto: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi / 20th Century Fox
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Tauntauns Have Two Separate Sets Of NostrilsPhoto: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back / 20th Century Fox
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Wampas Originally Were Going To Storm Echo Base In ‘The Empire Strikes Back’Photo: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back / 20th Century Fox