this huge, four-legged creature was native to the mountains of Almania. They were covered with thick, white fur, and had small heads punctuated by short ears and striking blue eyes. Thernbees had a long, thin, prehensile tail which could be used like a whip. They drooled constantly, and needed sunlight in order to survive. They were semi-sentient and somewhat psychic, and were able to establish mental links to other beings with similar abilities. They consumed primarily leaves and vegetation, but would also eat the slimy slugs and snakes which inhabit the underbrush. They were very powerful, yet docile, creatures. The bite of the thernbee had a numbing effect on its victim, since the saliva of the thernbee had an anesthetic toxic in it. This caused the prey to stop moving, allowing the thernbee to kill it with little resistance. Because of their semi-sentient minds, Luke Skywalker petitioned the New Republic to ensure they were protected.