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{{Quote|C'mon, now, get a move on! Got a real treat for yeh today! Great lesson comon' up! Everyone here? Right, follow me!|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] at his first Care of Magical Creatures lesson|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|C'mon, now, get a move on! Got a real treat for yeh today! Great lesson comon' up! Everyone here? Right, follow me!|[[Rubeus Hagrid]] at his first Care of Magical Creatures lesson|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
'''Care of Magical Creatures''' is an elective course at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] that can be taken by students [[Third year]] and above. In the class, students learn about a wide range of [[magic]]al creatures, from [[flobberworm]]s to [[Fire crab]]s, and even [[unicorn]]s and [[thestral]]s. Students are taught about feeding, maintaining, breeding, and proper treatment of these various [[creature]]s. The witches and wizards who succeeded in achieving an O. W. L. in the subject later could become Magizoologists. Some known magizoologists were [[Newt Scamander]] , his grandson [[Rolf Scamander]] and his wife [[Luna Lovegood|Luna Scamander]] (nee Lovegood).
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'''Care of Magical Creatures''' is an elective course at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] that can be chosen by students in their [[Third year]]. In the class, students learn about a wide range of [[magic|magical]] creatures, from [[flobberworm|flobberworms]] to [[Fire crab|Fire crabs]], and even [[unicorn|unicorns]] and [[thestral|thestrals]]. Students are taught about feeding, maintaining, breeding, and proper treatment of these various [[creature|creatures]].
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The witches and wizards who succeeded in achieving an O.W.L. in the subject later could become Magizoologists. Some known magizoologists were; [[Newt Scamander]], his grandson [[Rolf Scamander]], and his wife [[Luna Lovegood|Luna Scamander]] (née Lovegood).
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==Class location==
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Care of Magical Creatures classes typically take place outside of [[Rubeus Hagrid's cabin|Hagrid's hut]], but some lessons occasionally take place in the [[Forbidden Forest]], such as the [[Thestral]] lesson.
   
 
==Class information==
 
==Class information==
 
{{Quote|My brother Charlie was the outdoors type, so he went for Care of Magical Creatures.|[[Percy Weasley]] on choosing subjects in third year|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
 
{{Quote|My brother Charlie was the outdoors type, so he went for Care of Magical Creatures.|[[Percy Weasley]] on choosing subjects in third year|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets}}
[[File:CareofMagicalCreatures.jpg|thumb|left|250px|A third-year Care of Magical Creatures class.]]
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[[File:Hip_lesson.jpg|thumb|left|240px|Hippogriff Lesson in 1993]]
 
Care of Magical Creatures is a subject taught only to those in their [[Third year]] or above who choose to take it.
 
Care of Magical Creatures is a subject taught only to those in their [[Third year]] or above who choose to take it.
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In a students fifth year they take the [[Ordinary Wizarding Level]] examination where they sit both a written portion and a practical portion, were they demonstrate their knowledge. On their Care of Magical Creatures practical they had to: Identify a [[Knarl]] hidden among a dozen hedgehogs; Demonstrate correct handling of a [[Bowtruckle]]; Feed and clean out a [[Fire Crab]] without sustaining serious burns; Choose from a wide selection of food the diet they would give a sick [[Unicorn]].
   
 
It is unknown how many of [[Harry Potter|Harry Potter's]] fellow students chose to continue Care of Magical Creatures in their [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]] year, however Harry Potter, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] left the subject after completing their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]].
 
It is unknown how many of [[Harry Potter|Harry Potter's]] fellow students chose to continue Care of Magical Creatures in their [[Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test|N.E.W.T.]] year, however Harry Potter, [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]], and [[Hermione Granger]] left the subject after completing their [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.s]].
[[File:Rubeus.jpg|right|thumb|140px|Rubeus Hagrid, current professor of Care of Magical Creatures.]]
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===Staffing===
 
===Staffing===
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[[File:Rubeus_hagrid.PNG|thumb|120px|Rubeus Hagrid, current professor of Care of Magical Creatures.]]
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[[Silvanus Kettleburn]] taught Care of Magical Creatures until [[1993]], when he retired "to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs." He was succeeded by [[Rubeus Hagrid]], whose lessons became controversial after [[Draco Malfoy]] was injured by a [[Hippogriff]]. After Malfoy was injured, Hagrid was more restrained in the animals he showed to the class for the remainder of the [[1993–1994 school year|year]]. Hagrid occasionally brought creatures that were illegal to class. [[Hermione Granger]] attempted to organise Hagrid's classes in order to make him a better teacher and prevent him from being fired. In his [[1994–1995 school year|second year]] of teaching the subject, Hagrid introduced the his [[fourth year]] class to [[Blast-Ended Skrewt]]s during his lessons, a species of illegally bred creatures.
 
[[Silvanus Kettleburn]] taught Care of Magical Creatures until [[1993]], when he retired "to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs." He was succeeded by [[Rubeus Hagrid]], whose lessons became controversial after [[Draco Malfoy]] was injured by a [[Hippogriff]]. After Malfoy was injured, Hagrid was more restrained in the animals he showed to the class for the remainder of the [[1993–1994 school year|year]]. Hagrid occasionally brought creatures that were illegal to class. [[Hermione Granger]] attempted to organise Hagrid's classes in order to make him a better teacher and prevent him from being fired. In his [[1994–1995 school year|second year]] of teaching the subject, Hagrid introduced the his [[fourth year]] class to [[Blast-Ended Skrewt]]s during his lessons, a species of illegally bred creatures.
   
 
During the [[1994–1995 school year]] Hagrid was replaced, for a short time, as Care of Magical Creatures [[Professor]] by [[Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank]] who gave lessons on [[Bowtruckle]]s and [[Unicorn]]s.
 
During the [[1994–1995 school year]] Hagrid was replaced, for a short time, as Care of Magical Creatures [[Professor]] by [[Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank]] who gave lessons on [[Bowtruckle]]s and [[Unicorn]]s.
 
===Classroom===
 
Care of Magical Creatures classes typically take place outside of [[Rubeus Hagrid's cabin|Hagrid's hut]], but some lessons occasionally take place in the [[Forbidden Forest]], such as the [[Thestral]] lesson.
 
   
 
==Creatures==
 
==Creatures==
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===[[Third year]]===
 
===[[Third year]]===
[[File:Buckbeak.JPG|thumb|left|184px|Buckbeak, a hippogriff, during a Care of Magical Creatures lesson]]
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[[File:Blast-Ended_Skrewt.png|thumb|160px|Blast-Ended Skrewt]]
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[[File:Niffler.png|thumb|160px|Niffler]]
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[[File:Thestrals.gif|thumb|160px|A thestral.]]
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*[[Hippogriff]]s - Practical lesson which culminated in Buckbeak "savagely mauling" Draco Malfoy. It was actually only a small injury that Malfoy played up for several reasons. Among those are to get Hagrid in trouble, to annoy Harry, Ron, and Hermione, to get out of playing the Quidditch match vs. Gryffindor in bad weather, and to get some of his school work extended or done for him.
 
*[[Hippogriff]]s - Practical lesson which culminated in Buckbeak "savagely mauling" Draco Malfoy. It was actually only a small injury that Malfoy played up for several reasons. Among those are to get Hagrid in trouble, to annoy Harry, Ron, and Hermione, to get out of playing the Quidditch match vs. Gryffindor in bad weather, and to get some of his school work extended or done for him.
*[[Flobberworm]]s - Dull lessons which mostly involved feeding them lettuce, which resulted in them dying from being overfed.
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*[[Flobberworm]]s - Dull lessons which mostly involved feeding them [[lettuce]], which resulted in them dying from being overfed. The [[third year exams|third year exam]] for the class involved caring for these creatures for one hour, with a pass given if they were alive at the end of the exam. Since flobberworms do best if left to their own devices, it was the easiest exam anyone in the class had ever taken.
 
*[[Salamander]]s - Taught while Hagrid was depressed about Buckbeak's pending execution.
 
*[[Salamander]]s - Taught while Hagrid was depressed about Buckbeak's pending execution.
   
 
===[[Fourth year]]===
 
===[[Fourth year]]===
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*[[Blast-Ended Skrewt]]s - Raised as a project throughout the year. All ended up killing each other, with only two remaining by the Third Task, and only one by the end of the year. These were possibly illegally bred mixes of [[Manticore]]s and [[Fire crab]]s.
 
*[[Blast-Ended Skrewt]]s - Raised as a project throughout the year. All ended up killing each other, with only two remaining by the Third Task, and only one by the end of the year. These were possibly illegally bred mixes of [[Manticore]]s and [[Fire crab]]s.
 
*[[Niffler]]s - A practical lesson which involved searching for [[leprechaun]] [[leprechaun gold|gold]].
 
*[[Niffler]]s - A practical lesson which involved searching for [[leprechaun]] [[leprechaun gold|gold]].
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===[[Fifth year]]===
 
===[[Fifth year]]===
[[File:Thestrals.gif|thumb|135px|A thestral]]
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*[[Thestral]]s - Lesson was mostly impeded by [[Dolores Umbridge]].
 
*[[Thestral]]s - Lesson was mostly impeded by [[Dolores Umbridge]].
 
*[[Bowtruckle]]s - Classwork and homework involved sketching a Bowtruckle.
 
*[[Bowtruckle]]s - Classwork and homework involved sketching a Bowtruckle.
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==Textbooks==
 
==Textbooks==
[[File:The_Monster_Book.jpg|thumb|right|250px|''The Monster Book of Monsters''.]]
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[[File:The_Monster_Book.jpg|thumb|left|220px|''The Monster Book of Monsters''.]]
   
 
{{Quote|Hasn' anyone bin able ter open their books? Yeh've got to ''stroke'' 'em.|Hagrid in his first lesson of magical creatures; he thought the books were funny.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|Hasn' anyone bin able ter open their books? Yeh've got to ''stroke'' 'em.|Hagrid in his first lesson of magical creatures; he thought the books were funny.|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
   
 
During Professor Hagrid's time teaching, Third-Year students used ''[[The Monster Book of Monsters]]'', a book which would attempt to bite anyone near it unless stroked along the spine. ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' was also a textbook used in this class.
 
During Professor Hagrid's time teaching, Third-Year students used ''[[The Monster Book of Monsters]]'', a book which would attempt to bite anyone near it unless stroked along the spine. ''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]'' was also a textbook used in this class.
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==Grades==
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===Pass===
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*[[Outstanding]] [O]
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*[[Exceeds Expectations]] [E]
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*[[Acceptable]] [A]
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===Fail===
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*[[Poor]] [P]
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*[[Dreadful]] [D]
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*[[Troll]] [T]
   
 
==Known O.W.L.s==
 
==Known O.W.L.s==
*[[Angelina Johnson]]<ref>She stated in ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' that Hagrid was a much better teacher, implying that she advanced to the NEWT class.</ref>
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*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]]
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*[[William Weasley|Bill Weasley]]
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*[[Charles Weasley]]
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*[[Harry Potter]]
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*[[Hermione Granger]]
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*[[Percy Weasley]]
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*[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]
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*[[Newt Scamander]]
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</gallery>
 
*[[Rolf Scamander]]
 
*[[Rolf Scamander]]
*[[Luna Lovegood]]
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*As revealed in ''[[Pottermore]]'', [[J. K. Rowling]] had originally devised this class to be called "Beasts", and to be compulsory from the first year.<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book1/chapter10/moment2/hogwarts-school-subjects/2 Hogwarts School Subjects (J.K. Rowling's thoughts)]</ref>
 
*As revealed in ''[[Pottermore]]'', [[J. K. Rowling]] had originally devised this class to be called "Beasts", and to be compulsory from the first year.<ref name="Pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]'' - [http://www.pottermore.com/en/book1/chapter10/moment2/hogwarts-school-subjects/2 Hogwarts School Subjects (J.K. Rowling's thoughts)]</ref>
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*The year in which cratures are covered seems to depend on the teacher. Silvanus Kettleburn covered salamanders with Fred and Gerorge Weasley in their sixth year, while Rubeus Hagrid taught about salamanders in Harry Potter's third year. Hermione Granger stated that a person like Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank probably wouldn´t have covered Thestrals until reaching NEWT-level. Rubeus Hagrid taught about Thestrals in Harry's fifth year.
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]'' {{Mention}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Mention}} {{Comment|GBA version only}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter Trading Card Game]]'' {{Mention}}
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*''[[Pottermore]]'' {{Mention}}
   
 
== Notes and references ==
 
== Notes and references ==
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[[Category:Hogwarts subjects]]
 
[[Category:Hogwarts subjects]]
 
[[Category:Magizoology]]
 
[[Category:Magizoology]]
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[[Category:Care of Magical Creatures]]

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"C'mon, now, get a move on! Got a real treat for yeh today! Great lesson comon' up! Everyone here? Right, follow me!"
Rubeus Hagrid at his first Care of Magical Creatures lesson[src]

Care of Magical Creatures is an elective course at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that can be chosen by students in their Third year. In the class, students learn about a wide range of magical creatures, from flobberworms to Fire crabs, and even unicorns and thestrals. Students are taught about feeding, maintaining, breeding, and proper treatment of these various creatures.

The witches and wizards who succeeded in achieving an O.W.L. in the subject later could become Magizoologists. Some known magizoologists were; Newt Scamander, his grandson Rolf Scamander, and his wife Luna Scamander (née Lovegood).

Class locationEdit

Care of Magical Creatures classes typically take place outside of Hagrid's hut, but some lessons occasionally take place in the Forbidden Forest, such as the Thestral lesson.

Class informationEdit

"My brother Charlie was the outdoors type, so he went for Care of Magical Creatures."
Percy Weasley on choosing subjects in third year[src]
Hip lesson

Hippogriff Lesson in 1993

Care of Magical Creatures is a subject taught only to those in their Third year or above who choose to take it.

In a students fifth year they take the Ordinary Wizarding Level examination where they sit both a written portion and a practical portion, were they demonstrate their knowledge. On their Care of Magical Creatures practical they had to: Identify a Knarl hidden among a dozen hedgehogs; Demonstrate correct handling of a Bowtruckle; Feed and clean out a Fire Crab without sustaining serious burns; Choose from a wide selection of food the diet they would give a sick Unicorn.

It is unknown how many of Harry Potter's fellow students chose to continue Care of Magical Creatures in their N.E.W.T. year, however Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger left the subject after completing their O.W.L.s.

StaffingEdit

Rubeus hagrid

Rubeus Hagrid, current professor of Care of Magical Creatures.

Silvanus Kettleburn taught Care of Magical Creatures until 1993, when he retired "to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs." He was succeeded by Rubeus Hagrid, whose lessons became controversial after Draco Malfoy was injured by a Hippogriff. After Malfoy was injured, Hagrid was more restrained in the animals he showed to the class for the remainder of the year. Hagrid occasionally brought creatures that were illegal to class. Hermione Granger attempted to organise Hagrid's classes in order to make him a better teacher and prevent him from being fired. In his second year of teaching the subject, Hagrid introduced the his fourth year class to Blast-Ended Skrewts during his lessons, a species of illegally bred creatures.

During the 1994–1995 school year Hagrid was replaced, for a short time, as Care of Magical Creatures Professor by Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank who gave lessons on Bowtruckles and Unicorns.

CreaturesEdit

Among the creatures the students learned about in these lessons during Harry's school period were:

Third yearEdit

Blast-Ended Skrewt

Blast-Ended Skrewt

Niffler

Niffler

Thestrals

A thestral.

  • Hippogriffs - Practical lesson which culminated in Buckbeak "savagely mauling" Draco Malfoy. It was actually only a small injury that Malfoy played up for several reasons. Among those are to get Hagrid in trouble, to annoy Harry, Ron, and Hermione, to get out of playing the Quidditch match vs. Gryffindor in bad weather, and to get some of his school work extended or done for him.
  • Flobberworms - Dull lessons which mostly involved feeding them lettuce, which resulted in them dying from being overfed. The third year exam for the class involved caring for these creatures for one hour, with a pass given if they were alive at the end of the exam. Since flobberworms do best if left to their own devices, it was the easiest exam anyone in the class had ever taken.
  • Salamanders - Taught while Hagrid was depressed about Buckbeak's pending execution.

Fourth yearEdit

  • Blast-Ended Skrewts - Raised as a project throughout the year. All ended up killing each other, with only two remaining by the Third Task, and only one by the end of the year. These were possibly illegally bred mixes of Manticores and Fire crabs.
  • Nifflers - A practical lesson which involved searching for leprechaun gold.
  • Unicorns - Adults and foals; the adult lessons were mostly girl-dominant, while the foals allowed the boys to approach.

Fifth yearEdit

OtherEdit

Other creatures shown to classes across the years include:

TextbooksEdit

The Monster Book

The Monster Book of Monsters.

"Hasn' anyone bin able ter open their books? Yeh've got to stroke 'em."
—Hagrid in his first lesson of magical creatures; he thought the books were funny.[src]

During Professor Hagrid's time teaching, Third-Year students used The Monster Book of Monsters, a book which would attempt to bite anyone near it unless stroked along the spine. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was also a textbook used in this class.

GradesEdit

PassEdit

FailEdit

Known O.W.L.sEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • As revealed in Pottermore, J. K. Rowling had originally devised this class to be called "Beasts", and to be compulsory from the first year.[1]
  • The year in which cratures are covered seems to depend on the teacher. Silvanus Kettleburn covered salamanders with Fred and Gerorge Weasley in their sixth year, while Rubeus Hagrid taught about salamanders in Harry Potter's third year. Hermione Granger stated that a person like Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank probably wouldn´t have covered Thestrals until reaching NEWT-level. Rubeus Hagrid taught about Thestrals in Harry's fifth year.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and references Edit


Care of Magical Creatures
The Monster Book
Professors: Silvanus Kettleburn · Rubeus Hagrid · Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (substitute teacher)
Textbooks: The Monster Book of Monsters · Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts: Hagrid's Hut · Forbidden Forest · Care of Magical Creatures classroom
Creatures studied: Hippogriffs · Flobberworms · Salamanders · Blast-Ended Skrewts · Nifflers · Unicorns · Thestrals · Bowtruckles · Crups · Fire crabs · Knarls · Kneazles · Porlocks



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Specialised schools: Academy of Broom Flying · Charm School · Euro-Glyph School of Extraordinary Languages · Merge School of Under-Water Spellage · Wizarding Academy of Dramatic Arts
Examinations: First year exams · Second year exams · Third year exams · Fourth year exams · Ordinary Wizarding Level · Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test
Core classes: Astronomy · Charms · Defence Against the Dark Arts · Herbology · History of Magic · Potions · Transfiguration
Elective classes: Alchemy · Arithmancy · Care of Magical Creatures · Divination · Muggle Studies · Study of Ancient Runes
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