- "Fierce beasts that live in the high country. They are not large — they travel on all fours, and come up to your knees, but they are very dangerous. It is said that if you are close enough to hear the cry of a malia, you are already dead."
- ―Qui-Gon Jinn
Malia were ferocious beasts from the planet Ragoon VI.
Malia had been known to attack anything in their way. They were fast, agile, deadly predators with triple rows of yellow teeth. They had red/green eyes and were covered in blue-gray fur. They had a long, tapered snout and were lean, rangy creatures with very quick reflexes.
They hunted at night and were considered very territorial. During the day, they spent most of the time in dens, which could hold as many as sixteen individuals. Making eye contact with a Malia was usually enough provocation for an attack.
A group of Malia attacked Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi during one of their visits to Ragoon VI but were later saved by locals. Kenobi and his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, were later attacked by sixteen of them during a training exercise on Ragoon VI, where they were unknowingly being tracked by bounty hunters.