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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Chapter 7: Introduction - Why Magizoology Matters

By J.K. Rowling

Chapter 7: Introduction - Why Magizoology Matters

  • So, here's one big final question—why worry so much about Magizoology anyway?
  • After all, if some of these creatures are dangerous or violent or might reveal wizarding secrets, why not just get rid of them?
  • Mr. Scamander believes that witches and wizards have a duty to keep these creatures around to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy them and study them as well. Sounds like a pretty good reason to us.
  • This book is just an introduction to the world of fantastic beasts. There are seventy-five species in it, but more are always being discovered (which means more new editions are yet to come).
  • For now, Mr. Scamander is very happy that many generations of witches and wizards have learned to know and understand fantastic beasts through his work. Awww.