We never seem to see any beings of Yoda's species - except, of course, Yoda himself.

This leads us to the question of where the rest of the li'l critt'rs are. Yoda had to have parents, correct? So what happened to them? Was Yoda, put simply, just one of the last of a dying species?

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    There was another of Yoda's species on the Jedi Council in the prequel trilogy.
    – user1027
    Oct 14, 2011 at 0:53
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    He was a hobbit once, before being warped and corrupted by the One Ri... uh... the Force.
    – Dan Ray
    Jan 4, 2012 at 13:33
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    Proected to prevent more low-quality answers.
    – Valorum
    Jul 2, 2015 at 23:50
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    I always thought Yoda was what a human looked like after it managed to live 900 years. Sep 22, 2015 at 12:37

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We don't know much about Yoda's species. Their homeworld remains unknown and even the species' true name is not recorded yet. So its fate is a mystery.

For reasons unknown, George Lucas maintains a strict policy of keeping the history, name, origin, and whereabouts of this species secret. This policy has resulted even in certain Star Wars publications being cancelled.
Prior to the creation of Yaddle for The Phantom Menace, Lucasfilm actively discouraged licensees from exploring Yoda's species, wishing to avoid confirming that an entire species of Yoda-like individuals even necessarily existed.

We don't know if Yoda was the last of his species, but, as far as we know, he is the last canonical member of them to die.

As for his parents and ancestry, this is our only clue:

When asked what species Yoda is, Lucas has only joked, "He's a frog." In the documentary "From Puppets to Pixels", he even joked that Yoda is "The illegitimate child of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy".

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    My God! It fits! Ewoks are monsterous little fuzzballs that turn into wise reptiles if they feed after midnight! Quickly! Send them some stormtroopers at 11:59 - we need more Jedi.
    – Jeff
    Jan 24, 2012 at 15:57
  • @Jeff Wait ... exactly when did the Ewoks eat the stormtroopers? I must have missed that part -- or perhaps it's so graphic that they put it on a hidden part in the DVD's bonus features and only you were able to feed -- erm -- find it. ;) Jan 29, 2012 at 14:30
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    @PeterDC Remember, Han was set to be the main course in a banquet in Threepio's honor. I guess stormtroopers taste like smugglers, when the plastic wrapping is removed.
    – DavRob60
    Jan 29, 2012 at 14:52
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    But he sounds more like Grover
    – Chad
    Aug 14, 2012 at 13:58
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    He's just a really old gremlin ^^ 67.media.tumblr.com/929e9afb05753b8f767c0108f38664ba/…
    – max pnj
    Jul 22, 2016 at 14:10

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