Few creatures are as large or as recognizable as the falumpaset. Native to the planet Naboo, the species is highly adaptable and can be found on other wetland planets and in zoos across the galaxy. Evolved to prosper in Naboo's swamps, the falumpaset has enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the native Gungan population for thousands of years.
The falumpaset is a warm-blooded mammal, giving birth once every three to five galactic standard years. With an average lifespan in the fifties, falumpasets sometimes outlive the Gungans who raise and domesticate them. Falumpasets are typically found working as beasts of burden, carrying immense loads of cargo or even military equipment such as shield projectors. With the smallest specimens standing three meters in height, the largest of the falumpasets are a wonder to behold.
The export and hunting of the falumpaset is hotly contested on Naboo. Recent studies of the species' intelligence and complex family structures suggest that they may be sentient. Herds of falumpasets have even been found communicating in distinct dialects. However, due to their incredible size and generally docile nature, they remain a popular target for sportsmen and poachers. Such revelations were no surprise to the native Gungans, who have petitioned local governments to ban the export and hunting of the slowly-reproducing species for years.