Wampas are a large species of beast found on the planet Hoth. The are brutal and have thick fur for living in the cold of Hoth, they also have small tusks. One captures Luke Skywalker on Hoth during the events of The Empire Strikes Back and keeps him inside it's cave. He does escape and cuts off one of it's arms with his Lightsaber. It ate his Tauntaun and was going to eat him. Thay are strong and almost bear like being a large meat eating brute. They are rather intelligent as well which suggests why it keeps it's food alive to reserve freshness.