November 26, 2011
Page 9 of 12 – Harry Potter Wizarding World
The Post Office is filled with at least two to three hundred owls, ranging from Great Grey Owls to tiny Scops (the latter for “local deliveries only”), hooting down from colour-coded shelves. These owls deliver mail to people in the wizarding world. The shelves are colour-coded based on how quickly they will arrive at their destination
Hedwig is Harry Potter’s Snowy Owl, given to him as an eleventh birthday present by Rubeus Hagrid, who purchases the owl in Diagon Alley. Hedwig is used for delivering messages throughout the series, and also serves as a companion to Harry, especially during the summers he spends living with the Dursleys when he is unable to interact with other wizard.