Newton (‘Newt’) Artemis Fido Scamander was born in 1897. His interest in fabulous beasts was encouraged by his mother, who was an enthusiastic
breeder of fancy Hippogriffs. Upon leaving Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Mr Scamander joined the Ministry of Magic in the
Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. After two years at the Office for House-Elf Relocation, years he described as
‘tedious in the extreme’, he was transferred to the Beast Division, where his prodigious knowledge of bizarre magical animals ensured his rapid
Although almost solely responsible for the creation of the Werewolf Register in 1947, he says he is proudest of the Ban on Experimental Breeding,
passed in 1965, which effectively prevented the creation of new and untameable monsters within Britain. Mr Scamander’s work with the Dragon
Research and Restraint Bureau led to many trips abroad, during which he collected information for his worldwide best-seller Fantastic Beasts and
Where To Find Them.
Newt Scamander was awarded the Order of Merlin, Second Class, in 1979 in recognition of his services to the study of magic beasts, Magizoology.
Now retired, he lives in Dorset with his wife Porpentina and their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly and Mauler.
As of 2017, Newt Scamander is still alive and well.