An idyllic world close to the border of the Outer Rim Territories, Naboo is inhabited by peaceful humans known as the Naboo, and an indigenous species of intelligent amphibians called the Gungans. Naboo's surface consists of swampy lakes, rolling plains and green hills. Its population centers are beautiful -- Naboo's river cities are filled with classical architecture and greenery, while the underwater Gungan settlements are a beautiful display of exotic hydrostatic bubble technology.
A clumsy, well-meaning Gungan outcast on Naboo, Jar Jar Binks struggled to prove his worth throughout his life. Putting his awkward past behind him, Jar Jar left the swamps of Naboo to enter the even murkier waters of Coruscant politics, becoming a representative for his people in the galactic capital. There, his best intentions and eagerness to serve were exploited by scheming Senators and others in positions of power.
This deadly waterborne virus was considered extinct by the time of the Clone Wars, but the Separatist researcher Nuvo Vindi re-engineered it, adapting it to spread through air instead of water. Vindi considered the virus a perfect organism, and imagined a galaxy where it was the only living thing, having killed everything else. He worked to release the virus on Naboo, but was foiled by clones led by Padmé Amidala and Ahsoka Tano.
These bulbous herd animals, tan in color and rotund in shape, roamed the grassy fields of Naboo and raised for their meat. Both the Gungans and the Naboo shepherded herds for their use. The battle of Naboo that transpired between Trade Federation droids and the Gungan army took place on a typical shaak feeding ground. Once, in a hamfisted bid to impress Padme Amidala, Anakin Skywalker tried riding a shaak by balancing on top of it with mixed results.