A fictional world cannot be composed entirely of humans, so I have been digging into which animals are where on humble old Earth.
As an aside, were there animals on Coruscant or Trantor? Forests and crops?
A prominent cat breed across much of Eurasia is the unsurprisingly named Eurasian Lynx. Doesn’t this bearded one look dignified?
I thought antelopes were only in Africa, but they are actually prominent in Eurasia. One breed with particularly awesome horns is the Blackbuck, resident of India.
There are even desert-adapted breeds of antelope, such as the Arabian Oryx and the awesomely-named Scimitar Oryx (North Africa).
To flesh out my world, merchants back in the earlier years would have relied on trade in animal products, furs being the quickest one to come to mind. Maybe some of them trade particularly awesome animal skeletons, especially with the weaponry community…
Now, birds… the happy sort, not the destructive ones… Classified information. This is interesting though.