Bengalaas are felinoid organisms indigenous to the jungle planet of Aiur. Fearsome predators, they have adaptive hunting styles, and can therefore hunt as solitary rogues or as part of a pack. When amongst a pack, their hunting tactics become acutely intellectual, allowing them to bring down prey several times their own size. They have a sadistic nature akin to cats of Earth, and are noteworthy for "playing" with their prey before finally killing it. Like other native inhabitants to Aiur, they disappear in a blue flash when they are killed, leaving behind little trace of their having been there.
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- The Bengalaas name is a variation on the name of the Bengal Tiger. Despite this, Bengalaas are in fact closer to Panthers in both physical appearance as well as habitat preference, although panthers are not an actual species.