Hello everyone! It has come to my attention that we have not had a Care of Magical Creatures class in quite some time, our last one being about the Golden Snidget (parts one and two). Well, I say that we stop that trend with the European native creature, the hippogriff.
Now, Mr. Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, states that the hippogriff “has the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse.” Its Minestry of Magic classification is XXX (or Competent wizard should cope), meaning that it can be tamed, but only by experts.
Taming a hippogriff can be done simply by “bowing to show good intentions. If a hippogriff returns the greeting, it is safe to draw closer.” Always be sure to mantain eye contact with a hippogriff–they don’t trust people who blink too much.
Now, onto the drawing. This hippogriff is in its bowing position, indicating that whoever bowed to it may approach.
That’s all for now! Thank you for attending our long-overdue Care of Magical Creatures class on hippogriffs. Keep on the lookout for new posts!
~Elizabeth and Kathleen