The Tauntauns were a species of large mamillian kangaroo-like creature which were indigenous to the ice planet hoth. They were often used by the Rebel Alliance for travel. At some point, Luke Skywalker is seen traveling on one of these creatures, when it become disturbed. He tries to calm it down, but was attacked by a Hoth Wampa. Luke and the Tauntaun are dragged away to the wampa's cave. When Luke regains conciousness, he sees the wampa from earlier devouring what was left of his tauntaun. The wampa then stated to move onto him.