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Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Southern Continent (Voya Nui) (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]
Pronunciation BURR-nack[2]

Burnak are tiger-like Rahi.


The Burnak species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[3]

Many Burnak made their homes in the Voya Nui region of the Southern Continent. During the Great Cataclysm, this region was torn from the continent and rocketed to the surface of Aqua Magna, where the surviving Burnak lived for 1,000 years.[4]

When the Toa Mahri destroyed the Cord and sent Voya Nui back to its place on the Southern Continent, its Burnak population may have not survived the descent.[5]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Burnak emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna.[1]

Piruk's pet Burnak in the Voya Nui Online Game

Piruk's Burnak

During the 1,000 years after the Great Cataclysm, the Le-Matoran Piruk tamed a Desert Burnak, which became his pet.[4] When Axonn shepherded Voya Nui's Matoran into the Nui Caves to weather the island's descent, Piruk brought the Burnak with him, and it survived the destruction of the Cord.[6]

After the destruction of the Matoran Universe, Piruk's Burnak immigrated to Spherus Magna with the Matoran.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Burnak are very agile and aggressive, but can be tamed. They are said to be a mixture of a canine, a feline, and an unknown creature.[7]

There are several different varieties of Burnak, including Ice, Fire, Air, Earth, Stone, Water, Desert, and Protodermis, so named for their favored habitats.[4]


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