Wetland Domestic 
Sapience level Non-sapient
Average height 6-7 ft.
Location / range Naboo
Diet Omnivore
Social unit Herd
Population status Abundant
Danger rating Significant threat

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Kaadu are large, flightless, reptavian waterfowl that inhabit the swamps of the planet Naboo. Gungans ride them as mounts. Warriors often decorated their steeds with huge titavian feathers.

Anatomy and appearanceEdit

The kaadu was a two-legged reptavian at home both on land and in the water: they were excellent runners and strong swimmers, as they had a lung capacity allowing them to remain underwater for up to two hours. Kaadu had sharp hearing and a keen sense of smell. They were also very fast reaching a top speed of 50 miles per hour and usually out run most other creatures. Kaadu lacked upper incisors, as such were unable to chew their food. Their diet consisted primarily of snails, tlickweed, and aquatic plants. Kaadus came in shades of yellow, and bright oranges. The area around their eye was a periwinkle color. Their eyes were black.


Kaadu could be found in huge herds, with the total record documented is 3.4 million animals. Kaadu females laid their eggs on land, often in fields. As predators such as the peko-peko were known to eat kaadu eggs, the average clutch of eggs was large, usually 100-250, thus ensuring at least some of the younglings survived. Kaadu were known to be fearless creatures, and many were domesticated by Gungan warriors as steeds during times of conflict, or as patrol animals to police the Gungan cities. Kaadu were highly loyal to their owners, and it was said that a Gungan and his kaadu made an inseparable team.