Posts Tagged ‘Animals’



Drawing from the Present: Familiar Creatures in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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I told you ’bout the dino and me. You know that we’re as close as can be. Well, here’s another clue for you all…

While no man has ever seen a dinosaur from the mesozoic era, other animals from the Star Wars universe are actually very familiar to us. The absence of Earth is an important element in Star Wars‘ status as fantasy and space opera. Jocasta Nu would say: “Earth simply does not exist.” But several elements from our own planet have nevertheless slipped into that galaxy far, far away. Indigenous lifeforms from Earth (humans for example) are one of these elements.
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Jedi Master Yoda Tarsier?

StarWars.com Team | March 23, 2011

While this might look like a cuddly, furry version of Jedi Master Yoda, this big-eyed, pointy-eared critter is actually a tarsier.

The unusual-looking animal was spotted clinging to a tree by photographer Erik Mikhailov while he was on a tour of the rain forest in the Philippines.

Learn more about the tarsier here:
WATCH VIDEO: Tarsier: The Littlest Alien

Read the full story here:
Yoda’s twin is this? Star Wars character spotted in Philippines rain forest

Animals with Lightsabers!

StarWars.com Team | September 11, 2009

What makes adorable critters even cuter? When you give them lightsabers to take their battles to the next level, that’s what!

See kittens, prairie dogs, puppies, bats, squirrels, and more on the blog Animals With Lightsabers!