This answer shows an alien Jedi(?) which looks like a Bengal Tiger.

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I have never seen such a species in the entire Star Wars franchise. Was it as rare as Yoda's?

What in-universe species is that Bengal Tiger?

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Apparently, that character is named Jak'zin, and he's a Togorian.

Togorians were a sentient species of large, feline beings with back-jointed legs. Their bodies were covered in short fur that could be brown, white, or orange with black stripes, and their eyes could be yellow. They moved with grace and spoke with a sibilant voice. H'sishi, owner of the Yinchom Dojo, was a female Togorian. The male Jedi Knight Jak'zin, who encountered Count Dooku on Sullust, was a Togorian.

That specific image you posted is from Star Wars: Age of Republic - Count Dooku #1, published in 2019 and written by Jody Houser. Here's the full page, where Jak'zin states his name:

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Houser clarified Jak'zin's species in a subsequent Tweet:

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For the record, not all Togorians have that bengal tiger look. The first full appearance of a Togorian was in Star Wars: Thrawn #3 (also written by Houser), and the Togorian shown in that issue, H'sishi, looked quite a bit different, though still distinctly feline:

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    Weird isn't it how speices that look like an Earth animal always have a name that sounds like that animal - Togorian, Caitian... Feb 11, 2021 at 15:24
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    @DJClayworth Maybe not so weird, at least for Star Wars
    – Izkata
    Feb 11, 2021 at 15:26
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    Jak'zin has wares, if you has coin.
    – Vilx-
    Feb 11, 2021 at 20:12

The Cathar were a species of feline, bipedal humanoids native to Cathar, a planet of savannas and rough uplands. They were known for their loyalty, passion, and temper. Quick and powerful, they were considered great warriors and dedicated, efficient predators.

The Cathar species had two subspecies, known as the Juhani and the Myr Rho. Both of these were notably less catlike than mainline Cathar.

Force-sensitive Cathar often became Jedi, even though the Jedi way tended to be in opposition to their natural tendencies.

Another Cathar Jedi of that era was Juhani, who traveled with Revan and assisted him in the destruction of the Star Forge. Famous Cathar Jedi during the Second Imperial Civil War were brothers Rasi, Ahn and Zho Tuum.


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