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The name “akkoure” comes from the species’ lack of tail, which is absent in all known sub-species. A noticeable characteristic amongst all akkoure are the large fore-limbs and bones in the paw which are hollow like birds wings.1 These hollow bones allow akkoures to move relatively silent throughout many environments. Because they are willing to eat a number of different food sources based on what is available, the akkoure tend to balance out the wildlife of any location, acting as a sub-apex predator of the Pale Shores’ colder regions and routinely keep the numbers of herbivores controlled.2

Malta Akkoure

(mahl-tah ahks-ooh-reh)

Biological Information

Sz: 25-30 cm. | 10-12” (at head)
Wt: 3-9 kg. | 7-20 lbs.
Loc: Pale Shores
Tpt: Predatory
Prd: (rarely) Bapuva

Malta akkoure are rarely seen by avoc, as they tend to stay away from the seas. Avocs who travel in colder regions further from seas, especially off of established mountain trails are likely to see a malta akkoure.2

Malta akkoure are seen even further avoc civilization in the coldest reaches of Pale Shores. This subspecies possesses even larger yet lighter forelimbs that enable them to walk on top of snow to facilitate hunting small animals that burrow through snow.2 The prefix “malta” refers to its large eyes and ears which result in a different head shape than other subspecies. These large ears help it to find the small herbivores it hunts through the snow.2 The patches of white fur are believed to be individualized markings and is a notable distinction from other subspecies.2

Though all subspecies live in colder regions of Pale Shores, malta akkoure do not venture from snow and ice-covered lands.1 At the end of the cold season when the snow and ice begin to retreat towards and up the mountains, malta akkoure will search for a mate. The young are raised for roughly a year and a half. Outside of this the subspecies is solitary, though they have been observed to stalk cervugi in groups in order to take them down.2