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Erumpents

An Erumpent takes chase

Rhinoceros-like in appearance, the Erumpent is a dangerous beast whose horn has explosive properties


Erumpents fact file


Appearance

Very similar to a rhinoceros in appearance

Magic Abilities

Erumpent horns, tails and the Exploding Fluid are all used in potions, though considered dangerous

Dangers

Will not attack unless provoked, but if it does charge, results are catastrophic. The horn's fluid will cause whatever it is injected with to explode

Typical Habitats

Africa

Illustration of an Erumpent from the beast size chart

Illustration depicting the size of an Erumpent


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But Harry, it’s an Erumpent horn! It’s a Class B Tradeable Material and it’s an extraordinarily dangerous thing to have in a house!


Hermione Granger
Xenophilius Lovegood standing in the Lovegood House, where The Quibbler is printed

A highly dangerous Christmas present


Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski survey a scene of destruction in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Eddie Redmayne explains that ‘mating dance’ scene in Fantastic Beasts


The Erumpent is a large grey African beast of great power. Weighing up to a tonne, the Erumpent may be mistaken for a rhinoceros ...


Extract

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling

An Erumpent takes chase

An Erumpent takes chase