Although lacking higher intelligence (when compared to a sentient species), it possesses strong primal instinct with an equally powerful body to match. It makes its home in caves, its eyes adapted to the low light conditions.
The omhara bears its young live.
During the Aeon of Strife, the Shelak Tribe heaped religious significance on the omhara. This took the form of offerings of food, namely of protoss from other tribes they had slain in combat and sometimes those seen as traitors from their own.