1 meter long
A prime staple in the ration packs of both Rebels and Imperials, gornt meat is prized for its taste, nutritional value and its ability to stay fresh for a long period of time. Gornts hail from Hethar, a planet annexed by the Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Upon discovery of the benefits of gornt meat, the Imperial Navy instituted breeding and processing programs to feed its ranks. Enterprising Sullustan ranchers made a fortune by establish reliable food supplies, though years of genetic tampering has lessened the quality of gorn stock.
In the wild, gornts travel in packs of 10 to 30 adults, and about half as many young "gorntlings." Gornts live for about six standard years, during which they mate three times, producing litters of two to four ayas (pups) each time. An average gornt eats its weight in food every standard week. Gornts are primarily herbivorous, but will eat almost anything in a pinch. Their extremely efficient digestive systems breaks down even the toughest of foods into prime nutrients, resulting in gornt flesh being succulent and nutritious.
The gornt creature was developed by writer Phil Brucato based on artwork by Mike Vilardi for the original Star Wars roleplaying game supplement, Creatures of the Galaxy.