If there's one thing the Star Wars universe isn't lacking, it's gigantic creatures. In the very beginning of the series, C-3PO is seen walking by a massive skeleton in the desert on Tatooine. From there, the audience is introduced to a giant sewer monster, huge space slugs, massive rancors, and the gaping maw of the Sarlacc pit. George Lucas had a propensity for putting gigantic creatures into his movies, and that trend continued into the prequel and sequel trilogies.
Huge beasts have always fascinated the fans, but the movies don't go into much detail about any of them. Other than characterizing them with lines like, "There's always a bigger fish," not much is said about the fact that nearly every creature in the Star Wars universe is gigantic! Fortunately, the franchise has been around for a long time, and even after the Disney acquisition, a lot of the details surrounding these big beasts and their ecosystems on the worlds they occupy have remained canon.
This list takes a look at the creatures that make up the many ecosystems of the Star Wars universe. Every species here has been covered in video games, comic books, tie-in novels, and more, so there's a lot that the movies don't tell you. Take a look down below, and if you see something you didn't already know about one of the many giant creatures of the Star Wars universe, be sure to give it an upvote to see which critter rises to the top!
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Purrgils Are The Reason Hyperspace Travel Was DevelopedPhoto: Star Wars Rebels/Disney XD
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Rathtars Share A Common Ancestor With Sarlaccs And Reproduce Via Fission
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The Sando Aqua Monster Is The Apex Predator Of Naboo's Oceans
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Rancors Were Domesticated By The Nightsisters Of DathomirPhoto: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi / 20th Century Fox
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There Are Many Different Types Of Rancors Spread Across The Galaxy
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The Acklay Hunt Using A Special Organ That Senses Bioelectricity