Bapuva

Bapuva

(bah-puh-vah)

Biological Information

Sz: .7-1 m. | 28-39” (on four legs)
Wt: 50-170 kg. | 110-375 lbs.
Loc: Pale Shores
Tpt: Predatory
Prd: None

References
  1. From Sea to Ice
  2. What the Cold Brings In

As the apex predators of Pale Shores, bapuva are generally left alone by avocs.1 In the harshest of cold seasons, bapuva have been known to seek warmth and animals in avoc settlements.2

The origins of “bapuva” have been lost over time, as no aspect is recognizable in avoc that make sense given the animal. The species keep fish and small-mammals from overpopulating in the warm and cold seasons respectively. 

The most notable feature are their four eyes, used to look for fish while the head is submerged in a river and to look into trees while they keep their nose close to the ground to pick up a scent.1 In the warm season bapuvas live on almost entirely fish from mountain streams, but move to fat-storing mammals such as cranipxum and marnma in the cold season away from the mountains. Largely solitary creatures aside from mating, bapuvas born in a litter of entirely male cubs have been known to travel together for many years.2 A female will rarely have more than two litters over a normal 20 year lifespan.