|This article is non-canon.
This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Harry Potter licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Harry Potter universe.
The 5 Legger was a type of creature, so named because of its five legs, two set on its upper body like arms, and three arranged around its pelvis like a tripod, with three fingers on each foot. In addition, the creature had an elongated skull and horns similar to that of a triceratops.
At some point in Hogwarts history, someone had reason to hide one of these creatures in the Room of Requirement, choosing a large cupboard to place its cage in. Whether it was still alive at the time is unclear, but by 1997, it had degraded to the point of being a bare skeleton. It was presumably destroyed around a year later when Gregory Goyle ignited most of the Room of Requirement with Fiendfyre.
Behind the scenes
- J. K. Rowling has confirmed on Twitter that this creature is a skeleton of a Quintaped in the book version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. However, concept art for the film adaptation depicts an entirely different creature.