Newt Scamander, a magizoologist

"Hello, there! Seems yeh might be interested in a bit o' Magizoology? Carin' for magical creatures has been me passion for as long as I can remember. As a Magizoologist, yeh learn powerful magic and tame the most powerful beasts known to the Wizarding World. Once you get past the biting, there's nun' better."
Rubeus Hagrid addressing members of the S.O.S. wanting to pursue a career as a Magizoologist[src]

A Magizoologist is a wizard or witch who studies magical creatures (a field known as magizoology); though they may possibly also be referred to as wizarding naturalists.[1][2] And in certain cases, a magizoologist's obligations may not be limited to merely observing and taking care of such entities as he or she may even be immersed in sanctioned breeding and even actively tracking and rescuing them from less-principled parties. A person may not need to have graduated from a Wizarding school to become a Magizoologist.[3]


The Scamander family has many members that have worked as magizoologists. One of the most famous magizoologists is Newt Scamander. He was the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Early in life, Scamander developed an interest in magical creatures that was influenced by his mother's breeding of hippogriffs.[1] Newt's grandson Rolf and his wife Luna were considered wizarding naturalists.[4][5]

A Care of Magical Creatures class is taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for students who wish to learn about magical beasts. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a required textbook[6] and the professor of the subject can be counted as an magizoologist, since they are educating others about creatures.[7]

A Dragonologist is a magizoologist who specialises in the study and handling of dragons.[8]

Known Magizoologists

Wizard(s) Notes
Newt Scamander Author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, an authority in Magizoology.[1]
Rolf Scamander Newt's grandson, referred to as a wizarding naturalist.[9]
Luna Lovegood Referred to as a wizarding naturalist.[4][5]
Gondoline Oliphant Specialised in trolls.[10]
Quong Po Dragonologist, specialised in the Chinese Fireball breed.[10]
Gulliver Pokeby Expert on magical birds and author of Why I Didn't Die When the Augurey Cried.[1][10]
Harvey Ridgebit Dragonologist, established the dragon sanctuary in Romania.[11]
Havelock Sweeting Specialised in unicorns.[10]
Charles Weasley Dragonologist at the Romanian Dragon Sanctuary.[8]
Lord Stoddard Withers Specialised in winged horses.[10]
Edwardus Lima Author of The Monster Book of Monsters.[12]
Silvanus Kettleburn A former professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,[13] known for studying and taking care of magical creatures.[14]
Rubeus Hagrid A professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, known for studying and taking care of magical creatures.[7]
Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank A substitute professor of Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, who taught whilst Hagrid was away.[15][16][17] She seemed to specialise with Unicorns.[15]
Mathilda Grimblehawk An enthusiastic employee of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures of the British Ministry of Magic, she found great enjoyment in handling various cases involving magical creatures across Great Britain with her partner.[18]
Naasz Celebrity Magizoologist, noted for her endless interviews and relentless ego.[2]


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