Rontos are large quadrupedal creatures indigenous to the desert world of Tatooine. They walk slowly on their four short, but strong, legs. They have a long neck and their head sports four ear-like organs, possibly used not only for hearing, but also helping to control body temperature, like the large ears of Earth's desert animals. They have a beaked mouth and are most likely herbivorous.

Rontos have excellent senses of hearing and smelling, but poor eyesight, and are easily scared by sudden movements. Jawas commonly use Rontos as mounts.

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