Flora and fauna
The yeti was native to the mountains of Tibet. The creature was frequently sighted by Muggles, and, as a result, Tibet was one of the major offenders in terms of breaches of Clause 73 of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy. An International Task Force was permanently stationed in the Tibetan mountains to try to contain the problem.
In 1995, Harry Potter asked Neville Longbottom if there was some sort of "Tibetan Turnip" that would allow him to breathe underwater for an hour, so that he could compete in the Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament. However, since Harry was most likely being facetious, it is doubtful whether such a plant actually existed.
While Sirius Black was still being hunted by the Ministry of Magic in 1995, the Auror assigned to lead the investigation, Kingsley Shacklebolt, knew Sirius was innocent, and thus misled the Ministry into believing that Sirius was hiding in Tibet.
In July 1996, The Guardian reported that the then-current Dalai Lama was given the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor by the United States, which China objected to strongly, presumably due to the Tibetan sovereignty issue.
Behind the scenes
- David Thewlis participated in the film Seven Years in Tibet, which argued in favour of Tibetan independence. For this reason, he is banned from entering China.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) (Mentioned as Tibetan)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (see this image)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 5
- ↑ Harry Potter Limited Edition - A Guide to the Graphic Arts Department: Posters, Prints, and Publications from the Harry Potter Films (see this image)