Due to the planet's harsh terrain, Dresscol VIII's native fauna was both vicious and cunning, including creatures such as the fierce terentateks. The bat-like Shyracks lived in great numbers in caves on the planet. Tuk'ata hounds were also fairly common. Dark side dragons, or Hssiss, were also found on Dresscol VIII, though as semi-aquatic creatures, they were quite rare. Wraid were also found on Dresscol VIII. There is evidence that, at one point, the planet was home to an ape or primate-like species.