RWBY: Beacon Academy
Griffons are a large, flying species of Grimm. They have traits of both avian and feline animals. The Griffon has the head, wings, and talons of a large predatory bird and the rear legs, tail, and body of a lion or tiger. It has black fur and feathers, with white bone-like spines on its body, including a row of bony spikes on its wings, as well as a white bird-like skull. On its head, it has a bone-white beak and four red eyes, along with gray webbing on the sides of its beak.
Griffons are capable of flight and possess incredible agility, and their claws and beak are sharp enough to tear through armor. There are records of Griffons being resilient enough to withstand heavy artillery, although this trait is not necessarily possessed by all members of the species.