'Fantastic Beasts' includes nifflers and a new magical creature
April 11, 2016 - Uncategorized
While most Harry Potter fans are likely still reeling from hearing “Dumbledore” and “Hogwarts” spoken in the latest teaser for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the zoologically inclined wizards among us may have spotted some new magical creatures creeping around there as well.
According to Pottermore, the film’s magizoological roster will include Nifflers and a mysterious new animal called the Swooping Evil.
Though they were absent from Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter films, Nifflers cause quite the adorable stir in the fourth and fifth Harry Potter novels. The small, pig-like creatures are introduced by Hagrid in Care of Magical Creatures class in the first book, where Harry and his fellow students enjoy a rare lesson that is both educational, entertaining and injury-free. Read more…