Chewbacca to Jabba the Hutt: 10 Real ‘Star Wars’ Beasts in the Animal Kingdom

Chalk it up to parallel evolution in a galaxy far, far away. As weird and wonderful as Star Wars’s menagerie of multi-species aliens and exotic xeno-fauna appear, few are as implausible as they might seem at first blush. As a matter of fact, several of those beasties have real-life counterparts on Earth, albeit with inflated, misshapen, or stylized proportions.

From Wookies to the sarlacc in the Pit of Carkoon, here are 10 creatures you might recognize in the here and now.


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