Harry Potter - Hippogriff

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Harry Potter - Hippogriff
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A Hippogriff is a magical creature that has the front legs, wings, and head of a giant eagle and the body, hind legs and tail of a horse. Hippogriffs have cruel, steel-colored beaks and large, brilliantly orange eyes. The talons on their front legs are half a foot long and appear deadly.

Hippogriffs are intensely proud creatures, and an individual must show proper respect by bowing to them and waiting for them to bow in return before approaching. Eye contact should be maintained at all times without a single blink. Hippogriffs are tameable, but only by experts in their care.

The diet of the Hippogriff consists mainly of insects, birds and small mammals. When breeding, Hippogriffs build nests on the ground, and lay only a single, fragile egg. The egg usually hatches in twenty-four hours. Infant Hippogriffs are capable of flight within a week, but it takes many months before they are strong enough to accompany their parent on long journeys.

Owners of Hippogriffs are required by law to cast a Disillusionment Charm on the creature every day to prevent it from being seen by Muggles.

Hippogriffs are kept at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Rubeus Hagrid used them in his first Care of Magical Creatures class in 1993. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Thestrals were led into battle against the Death Eaters by Buckbeak, a hippogriff owned for a while by Sirius Black.

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