Join Amy Ratcliffe as she kicks off a new series looking at the creatures of the saga, starting with the fearsome Wampa.

Hoth isn’t a place I’d label as a vacation destination. The inclement weather might make the frosty planet suitable for winter sports, but I don’t foresee the Star Wars universe version of the Olympic Commission (if there is one) choosing the locale for development anytime soon. One reason? The native animal life, including the wampa.

The furry white beast attacked Luke and his tauntaun while they were on patrol outside Echo Base in The Empire Strikes Back and nearly devoured the Jedi-to-be. But what do you know about the creature besides that it’s carnivorous? Let’s discuss six things you might not know about the wampa.