Ikopi are fleet-footed ungulates native to the swamps and forests of Naboo. The sturdy-legged animals have golden coats of short fur, and grow a crown of twisting antlers.
Ikopi have short necks, but can nonetheless reach distant vegetation with a long, tube-like tongue. They also use the tongue as a straw to draw out water or nourishing nectar.
When threatened, an ikopi is more likely to run than anything else. While their legs can serve them in swimming, they do not take to water easily and prefer to escape over land.
The ikopi design was inspired by a North African / Saharan gazelle, with a few giraffe-like characteristics thrown in.