With J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros preparing to unleash a host of fantastical beasts onto the big screen and Harry Potter fans eagerly anticipating their arrival, we've been on the hunt for some remarkable and outlandish creatures that live among us in the world of Muggles.
By way of travel-style posters, vouchercloud reveal some of the weird and wonderful creatures found across the globe in order to tell you where you need to go to find them!
While most of the below creatures have almost other-worldly qualities, a select few are now a rare sight to behold, and it could take more than a little magic to keep their species alive.
The Hunter-Helping Honeyguide of Africa
Scientific Name: Indicatoridae
Can be found: Africa
Our feathered friend the African Honeyguide has been found to have a mutualistic relationship with hunters in Mozambique. A study has confirmed that the honeyguide and hunters ‘talk’ to each other and that that birds “actively recruit appropriate human partners” in order to hunt out hives.
This kind of mutualist relationship between animal and human is extremely rare, whilst the honeyguide exploits the relationship in order to feed on leftover wax and bee grubs the hunters don't mind this as they are able to source the honey they are after.
The Scottish Wildcat of, er, Scotland
Scientific Name: Felis silvestris
Can be found in: Scottish Highlands
The Tree-Climbing Goats of Morocco
Scientific Name: Capra
Can be found: Morocco
The Brilliant Water-Walking Basilisk Lizard of Belize
Scientific Name: Basiliscus basiliscus
Can be found: Belize
The Rare Irrawaddy Dolphin of Cambodia
Can be found: Cambodia
Under 100 Irrawaddy Dolphins are said to be left in the world and recent reports from WWF claim the population in Lao to be down by 50% in a year to just three dolphins making them “functionally extinct” in this area.
The protection of the Irrawaddy dolphin is crucial to the overall health of the Mekong river - which is over 1,000 strong in species of fish. They are also important for dolphin-watching ecotourism helping provide income for the local communities.
Find out what you can do to help at WWF.
The Mimicking Lyrebird of Australia
Scientific Name: Menura
Can be found in: Australia
Check out the famed calls and fantastic dance rituals here.
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