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Fantastic Beast Profile: Highlands Hippogriff



Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Monstrata

Order: Carnivora

Genus: Kymerus

Species: Kymerus Hoppogriffidae


Height: 2 meters

Length: 2.8 meters

Wingspan: 7.3 meters

Weight: 355.7 kg

Point Total to Slay: 20 points


Description:

Native to Great Britain, Ireland, and areas of northern France and Belgium, the Hippogriff is a kymeric creature that amalgamates aspects of an eagle and horse into a fearsome predator known for it’s speed and grace. The Highlands Hippogriff is distinguishable from the Cossack Hippogriff in that the highlands version has the head, wings and front claws of an eagle with the haunches of a horse, while the larger Cossack Hippogriff has the head and body of a horse, with an eagle’s wings and claws on all 4 legs.


The Highlands Hippogriff – sometimes referred to as a British Pegasus – are ambush attackers that dive at their prey and strike with their clawed forelegs. On the ground, they slash with their mighty claws and beak, and can deliver a devastating strike with their rear horse legs. Hippogriffs fight to the death to defend their nests. Hippogriff hatchlings, which are hatched from eggs (unlike the Cossack Hippogriff that gives live birth), are prized as aerial mounts and fetch a handsome price from wizards and warlords alike.


One of the largest Highlands Hippogriff colonies is located on the white chalk and limestone cliffs on the southern shore of England. This colony varies in size from 120 to 300 hippogriffs depending on the season. These Hippogriff patrol the channel between Britain and France, hunting for large fish and even dolphins or small whales.


Hunting the Highlands Hippogriff:

While the Highlands Hippogriff is a kymeric monster, its body is that of a mammal and has similar vital spots as a horse, deer, or great cat.

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