Hippogryphs are proud creatures. Very temperamental and protective of their territory. Just make sure you show your respect and take things slowly, and you'll be just fine. Or you can disregard all of that and end up getting a claw in your arm like Malfoy. Whatever you're feeling that day.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the New-York Historical Society is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The exhibition captures the wizarding traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories through centuries-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.