The Reek is a species of powerful, mostly docile omnivorous quadruped 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, though they are incapable of eating meat alone. 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 with a single blow, and rescuing Obi-Wan Kenobi from the Acklay pursuing him. When the Battle of Geonosis broke out, all 3 passengers were forced to dismount the Reek when a blast from a LR1K sonic cannon knocked several Jedi aside, smashing a pillar in the process. It wandered off on its own and later charged towards both Mace Windu and Obi-Wan. Though Kenobi rolled out of the way, the Reek continued to follow Windu, who used his lightsaber to slice part of its right cheek horn to make the beast move past the Jedi master. It then charged into Jango Fett, who went down to fight Mace, and rolled him around, damaging his jetpack in the process. As it charged again, the bounty hunter shot the beast in the face, ultimately bringing it down.