The woolly mammoth was a species of elephant characterised by its coat of long, shaggy fur, which was native to Northern Europe, Asia, and North America. It went extinct around 7000-10000 years before the time of Harry Potter.
The Patronus of Hedley Fleetwood took the form of the woolly mammoth, thus making him a rare exception to the general rule that Patronuses do not take the shape of extinct creatures.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Mammoth" from Encyclopedia Britannica
- ↑ Wonderbook: Book of Spells