Tauntaun are a species of furry reptiles found on the ice planet of Hoth. They are steeds, so they are loyal to their master and can be ridden easily.
The Rebel Alliance utilised Tauntauns for their scouting patrols when they established a base on Hoth. Tauntauns feed off vegetation but can go for days without food, and are very resistant to the cold. Many have been migrated to other planets with icy conditions because of their usefulness, such as Telos Minor.