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"Newt's masterpiece had been an approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry ever since its publication and must take a substantial amount of credit for our students' consistently high results in Care of Magical Creatures examinations — yet it is not a book to be confined to the classroom. No wizarding household is complete without a copy of Fantastic Beasts, well thumbed by the generations who have riffled its pages in search of the best way to rid the lawn of Horklumps, interpret the mournful cries of the Augurey, or cure their pet Puffskein of drinking out of the toilet."
Albus Dumbledore[src]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a book written by Newt Scamander detailing magizoology and describing magical creatures. It was a standard textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since it was written in 1927.[1]

A copy of this book cost two Galleons at Flourish and Blotts.[2]


"If Newt Scamander hasn’t found it, it’s not worth finding."
  • Introduction
    • About This Book
    • What Is a Beast?
    • A Brief History of Muggle Awareness of Fantastic Beasts
    • Magical Beasts in Hiding
      • Safe Habitats
      • Controls on Selling and Breeding
      • Disillusionment Charms
      • Memory Charms
      • The Office of Misinformation
    • Why Magizoology Matters
    • Ministry of Magic Classifications
  • An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts

Beasts included in the book

Behind the scenes

Fantastic Beasts Bestiary Video

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Harry Potter - Fantastic Beasts Beastiary

Film adaptations

In November 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) was released. Although it will be only one with more focus on Newt and the beasts he encountered, there will be four more films to follow.[4]


Notes and references

Care of Magical Creatures
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