Newt Scamander, magizoologist, author, traveller and collector of Magic Beasts. Follow us on a journey into the world inside his case to meet some of his favourites. Let’s dive in….
A close relative of the Phoenix, the Thunderbird can create storms as it flies and is highly sensitive to danger.
After rescuing a Thunderbird from traffickers in Egypt around 1926, Newt named him Frank and worked to return him to his natural habitat in Arizona. Frank was actually released in New York to help obliviate the population to a series of recent magical occurrences but ultimately made it to Arizona.
An Occamy is a plumed, two-legged serpentine-bodied creature with wings that reach up to fifteen feet in height. It is extremely aggressive to anyone who approach it, and lives off insects, rats, birds, and occasionally monkeys. It is extremely protective of its eggs, which are made of the most pure and soft silver. It can be found in the Far East and India. They are known to be choranaptyxic, meaning they can grow or shrink in order to fit available space.
Newt had several Occamies in his suitcase during his visit to New York in 1926.
Erumpents resemble a rhinoceros with a roundish body. A powerful creature, with a thick hide capable of repelling most curses and charms, a single long horn, and a thick tail, they are best treated with great caution and respect..
Erumpents do not attack unless provoked, but the results are usually fatal. The horn can pierce skin and metal injecting a deadly fluid that causes whatever is injected with it to explode.
In 1926, a female Erumpent escaped from Newt’s suitcase and rampaged through New York. It was found in the Central Park Zoo near the hippopotamus enclosure. Newt attempted to coax it back into his case using a combination of Erumpent musk and a mating dance. However, Jacob Kowalski accidentally made himself the perfect Erumpent mate when he spilled musk on himself, resulting in a thrilling chase through Central Park. Thankfully Newt was able to pull the erumpent back into his case before any harm was done.
Nifflers are the jackdaw of the magical world. Similar to a mole in appearance Nifflers are attracted to shiny things, which made them wonderful for locating treasure, but also means that they wreak havoc if kept (or set loose) indoors.
Newt’s niffler, escaped twice from his suitcase during his visit to New York in 1926 and tried to rob both the Steen National Bank and a jewel shop of numerous valuables. In 1927, the same niffler produced four offspring each in a different colour.
Bowtruckles can be found in western England, southern Germany, and certain Scandinavian forests. Bowtruckles serve as tree guardians for their home trees, usually trees whose wood is of wand quality (such as a Wiggentree) The twig-like fingers are well adapted for digging out wood lice in trees and can also be used as a weapon against a foe when aimed at the eyes. They are generally shy, peaceful creatures but will become violent if anything threatens them or their trees.
Newt kept a branch of Bowtruckles in his suitcase in 1926, and one special one in his pocket!
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