The tiger was the largest species in the cat family (Felidae).[1] Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, they were characterised by their bright orange, black-striped coats and white underbellies.[1]

An image of a tiger's face was featured on the cover of the book How to Tame Tigers by Vindictus Viridian.[2] This book was available for sale at Flourish and Blotts in 1992.[2]

When Harry Potter first saw Hermione Granger's part-Kneazle cat, Crookshanks, in 1993, he described him as being "either a very big cat or quite a small tiger."[3]

A painting of a roaring tiger hung in the Grand Staircase at Hogwarts.[4]

A tiger is one possible corporeal form of the Patronus Charm.[5][6]


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