...if they don't freeze before you reach the first marker.
  1. You can ride them
  2. They're an excellent patrol mount
  3. They make a fun noise
  4. A wampa might eat your tauntaun first, giving you time to escape
  5. If you're cold, you can cut it open and sleep in its guts like a sleeping bag
  6. Tauntaun chowder is delicious
  7. They smell better on the outside