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Tauntauns are 2.5 m (8.2 ft) tall bipeds, indigenous to the icy planet of Hoth. Tauntauns are covered with white fur and have downturned horns, four nostrils, and a foul body odor. They subist off lichen found in hoarfrost as well as eating mushrooms and other fungi found in ice caves.
Tauntauns were commonly used as pack animals during the Rebel Alliance's stay on Hoth. Tauntauns were also used as patrol mounts when it was learned that the Rebel Alliance's own vehicles could not cope with the cold very well.
How to obtainEdit
Beast Masters can use the DNA Storage Device in an incubator to create a tauntaun beast for use on any planet in the galaxy
Tauntauns appered in The Empire Strikes Back, Both Luke Skywalker and Han Solo rode tauntauns on Rebel patrol missions, planting a network of life-form sensors along Echo Base's perimeter. As well as in Return of the Jedi, Jabba the Hutt has a stuffed and Mounted Tauntaun Head as one of his grisly trophies, right next to the frozen form of Han Solo.