Tranthebar Mountain Ripper
this large, avian predator was native to the planet Thranthellix. These birds were captured by the natives of the planet and trained to serve as hunters, although individuals were never truly domesticated. The average ripper measured up to three meters in length, from beak to tail, and had a wingspan over five meters or more. During the height of the New Order, illegal tranthebar races were staging on many planets in the Core Worlds, and smuggling of these creatures off Tranthellix became a profitable endeavor. Racers used sophisticated control units to handle the birds, and were strapped to their bellies while in flight.