Newt Scamander is the star of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” but his titular creatures are pretty impressive supporting characters. As a magizoologist, Newt loves all kinds of magical animals. Some of his creatures are cute and cuddly while others are fearsome and ferocious. Here are 9 magical Fantastic Beasts and where to find them creatures
The first one in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Creatures list is Niffler. Nifflers are rodent-like creatures with a long snout and a coat of black, fluffy fur. Native to Britain, they live in burrows as deep as twenty feet below ground, and especially, produce six to eight young in a single litter.
Nifflers have a pouch on their bellies which holds far more than at first seems possible, like the effects of a Undetectable Extension Charm on a container.
Nifflers are gentle by nature and could even be affectionate towards their owners. However, they could destroy belongings looking for sparkly objects, and for that reason it was inadvisable to keep them as a house pet
The billywig is a stinging insect that flies so fast it’s not usually noticed by Muggles. Their stingers are supposedly an ingredient in the wizard candy Fizzing Whizzbees.
Essentially a sentient twig, a bowtruckle is a small woodland creature that lives in trees. They become violent when threatened, or when their home tree is threatened, as Hogwarts students found out while studying them in Order of the Phoenix.
Bowtruckles can also easily blend into any foliage and are usually peaceful and shy.
Meet the Graphorn. Only skilled wizards should handle this aggressive, horned, purple beast. Mountain trolls occasionally mount them, but generally, they can’t be tamed.
The demiguise is a peaceful creature that looks similar to an ape. It’s herbivorous and located in the Far East, and hard to see unless one is trained how to locate them. Its pelt is used to make Invisibility Cloaks, which—unlike Harry’s, which is a Deathly Hallow—eventually turn opaque over time. It also has precognitive sight.
The nundu, considered to be one of the most dangerous creatures alive, is described as being similar to a leopard. Its breath is toxic and is capable of wiping out villages, and it takes at least 100 wizards to defeat it.
The occamy is a very territorial and aggressive serpent-esque creature with two legs and wings located in India and the Far East. It’s also highly protective of its eggs, which are made of very soft silver. Occamies also have the ability to grow or shrink, which explains why that a massive occamy is able to fit inside of a teapot.
The Erumpent, a rhinoceros-like creature, is considered dangerous by the Ministry. Especially, the African animal has a hide that can protect itself from charms and curses. It only attacks when provoked, but its horn — which can tear through anything — has a venom that causes things to explode.
One wonderful on in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Creatures list is Thunderbird. A relative to the phoenix, native to Arizona’s climate, and comparable to eagles and hippogriffs, the thunderbird is capable of creating storms as well as can easily sense danger. The Thunderbird is also one of the new creatures created by Rowling, which first appears in Pottermore’s history of Ilvermorney, the North American wizarding school. It’s also the name of one of Ilvermorney’s four Houses, which are all named after magical creatures.