The whorrwaarr were a giant variety of bantha found on the arboreal planet of Kashyyyk,[1] in the Mytaranor sector.[2] The Wookiees, the sentient inhabitants of Kashyyyk had domesticated the whorrwaarr and made them carry loads.[1]

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The whorrwaarr first appeared in a conceptual sketch drawn by Ralph McQuarrie for Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. They were described as "bantha-like creatures," and it appears that George Lucas himself had invented their name.[3] In 2013, the unfinished sketch was completed by Paul Bateman for the McQuarrie Revisited segment of the 145th issue of the Star Wars Insider magazine.[1] Leland Chee, the Keeper of the Holocron continuity database at Lucasfilm Ltd., has stated that McQuarrie's works completed by Bateman are still considered concept art, and thus not part of the official continuity.[4]


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