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Magizoology is the study of magical creatures. Wizards and witches in this field are referred to as Magizoologists.[1][2] The most famous Magizoologist was Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.[1] There are many different sub-categories in this field, such as dragonologists, as well as specialists.

This subject is a class taught at Castelobruxo, where students are especially skilled in it.[3]

Magizoologist

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. A person may not need to have graduated from school to become a Magizoologist.[4]

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. Newt's grandson Rolf and his wife Luna were considered wizarding naturalists.[1]

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[5] and the professor of the subject can be counted as a Magizoologist, since they are educating others about creatures. Rubeus Hagrid was the Care of Magical Creatures professor at Hogwarts, his predecessor was Silvanus Kettleburn.[6]

A Dragonologist is a Magizoologist who specialises in the study of dragons.[7][8][2]

Classification

As Magizoologists work with many creatures, the perceived dangerousness of working with each creature may be higher than others. As such, the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures at the Ministry of Magic created a classification of every known beast, being and spirit. These offer a glance and guide into the life of a Magizoologist.[1]

Ministry of Magic (M.O.M.) Classification

  • XXXXX - Known wizard killer / impossible to train or domesticate.[1]
  • XXXX - Dangerous / requires specialist knowledge / skilled wizard may handle.[1]
  • XXX - Competent wizard should cope.[1]
  • XX - Harmless / may be domesticated.[1]
  • X - Boring.[1]

Classified beasts

Texts on Magizoology

Known Magizoologists

Main article: Magizoologist

Etymology

Zoology is the branch of biology that focuses on the structure, function, behaviour, and evolution of animals. Magizoology is a combination of the words "magic" and "zoology".

Behind the scenes

A real-world field of study related to Magizoology is Cryptozoology, the study of hidden animals that were believed to be extinct, yet some people caught a glimpse of their existence in real-life.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  3. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Castelobruxo" at Wizarding World
  4. Newt Scamander was sentenced to be expelled from school, and while it is unknown whether that was carried out or not, Newt still became a Magizoologist.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 14 (Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback)
  8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 19 (The Hungarian Horntail)
  9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Pottermore
  11. MinaLima Store - Bestiarium Magicum
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 16 (The Chamber of Secrets)
  13. Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films
  14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) (see this image)
  15. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)
  17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
  18. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Wand Woods" at Wizarding World
  19. 19.0 19.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter 15 (The Quidditch Final)
  20. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 26 (The Second Task)
  21. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "1920s Wizarding America" at Wizarding World
  22. 22.0 22.1 Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World
  23. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 7 (The Slug Club)
  24. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow)
  25. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Illustrated Edition
  26. 26.0 26.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
  27. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  28. Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond (see this image)
  29. 29.0 29.1 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  30. Bloomsbury Live Chat
  31. "Finished ‘Potter'? Rowling tells what happens next" from MSNBC.com
  32. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 24 (Rita Skeeter's Scoop)
  33. Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, p. 505 (see this image)
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