Wooded areas in Australia and New Zealand, with a preference for small, uninhabited islands. They are so rare in the wild, that most Kiwi Gryphons are bred in conservation facilities and shipped to accredited breeders once they reach maturity.
Primarily fruit, they’ll eat anything sweet, but bananas, mangos, and of course, kiwi fruit, are all great favorites.
Kiwi Gryphons were once common in the wild, but their lack of survival instincts and inability to fly has lead to them becoming functionally extinct outside of conservation centers. Luckily, they survive in the magical pet trade where their rounded, chubby looks, and stubby wings are sought after by many creature keepers. Their inability to fly makes kiwis an ideal apartment companion, and many hobbyists in big cities with limited space enjoy keeping these endearing balls of fluff. Thanks in part to faerie breeders and fashionable collectors, the kiwi gryphon is enjoying a bit of a comeback in recent years.
Dodo Bird Gryphon
An island dweller, the extraordinarily rare Dodo Bird Gryphon thrives in warm, dry climates with moderate rainfall. Thought to be extinct, two living specimens were recently discovered off the coast of South America by Indigo Lee.
Fruit and nuts seem to make up the bulk of this strange gryphon’s diet, but it is impossible to guess exactly what the creature ate in the wild as the island they are native to has sunk forever below the ocean.
Dodo gryphons seem to be extremely docile and rather curious. They have a distinct lack of fear instinct that likely is the reason for their extinction. Like the Kiwi Gryphon, these creatures are flightless. More research into the Dodo Gryphons is currently being done, however is remains unlikely that this species will ever be spotted in the wild again.