Magical Beasts in Hiding
Controls on Selling and Breeding: Severe penalties for trading in the young or eggs of magical creatures has reduced the danger of the beasts being seen by Muggles.
Disillusionment Charms: Wizards owning some types of magical creatures are required to cast Disillusionment Charms on the regularly.
Memory Charms: If necessary, Muggles who catch a glimpse of a magical creature are given Memory Charms to make them forget.
The Office of Misinformation: Part of the Ministry of Magic, this office will liaise directly with the Muggle Prime Minister to create a plausible non-magic explanation for sightings of magical creatures.
Why Magizoology Matters
In conclusion, why does the magical community consider it worth the extraordinary effort that it takes to protect and conceal magical creatures? To ensure that future generations of witches and wizards will be able to enjoy the beauty and strange powers of these wonderful beasts.
Ministry of Magic Classifications
Lists the classifications used by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures for the various beasts in this book, from X=boring to XXXXX=Known wizard killer / impossible to train or domesticate.
An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts - A
Acromantula: Huge spider, capable of human speech. Native to Borneo. First sighted in 1794, the acromantula is almost certainly wizard-bred.
Ashwinder: A grey serpent which rises from an unwatched wizard fire; its eggs are dangerous but very useful for Love Potions.
Augurey: Thin and mournful-looking bird with a low, throbbing cry once thought to portend death.
An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts - B
Basilisk: A gigantic serpent with extrordinarily dangerous powers. It's gaze causes death. Basilisks can grow up to 50 feet in length and live for close to a thousand years.