The Reek is a species of powerful, mostly docile omnivore that ate mostly plants and are native to the planets of Ylesia and Saleucami. However, when starved, they would become fearsome beasts that would not turn down fresh meat. They are used as beasts of burden throughout the galaxy and could be ridden for transportation. A Reek was used in Geonosis' Petranaki Arena to try and execute Anakin Skywalker on the orders of Count Dooku. However, Anakin used his abilities in the Force first to evade and then calm the Reek so that he could ride it. He then used it to rescue Padmé Amidala from the deadly Nexu, killing the creature and rescuing Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Acklay pursuing him. When the Battle of Geonosis broke out, the Reek became crazed with bloodlust and attacked both Mace Windu and Jango Fett. Mace sliced a horn from the creature's face, and after it tried to trample Jango, the bounty hunter shot the beast in the face, killing it.