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An adult Wookiee holding two pups

Pup was a term used to describe a baby or infant Wookiee from Kashyyyk.[1] Wookiee couples traditionally bore two to three pups.[2] Those younglings were carried in baby-sacks, knwon as quulaar in Wookiee-speak, until they were old enough to climb trees on their own.[3]

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In the English language, the word "pup" refers most specifically to a young dog.[4] Chewbacca, the original Wookiee in the Star Wars original trilogy, was based on Indiana, an Alaskan malamute dog owned by George Lucas in the 1970s.[5]

According to the reference book The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Wookiee pups were initially set to appear in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the sixth Star Wars episode to be produced. Lucas cautioned the creation team not to make Wookiee younglings look like Ewoks, and advised them to explore a "Venetian look." Conceptual drawings of Wookiee children by Sang Jun Lee can be seen in the book.[6] However, when Revenge of the Sith was released in 2005, the idea of showing pups had been dropped, and none appeared in the the movie.[7]

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