China International Zhouyi Association Academic Research Center in Beijing, China. This center is center that provide Pixiu or Pi Yao or 貔貅 in Beijing.
People believe that Pixiu is shaped and resembles of deer but face and head is like lion. Leg is like bird wing, on back is like fish, and tail is like cat with belly and a part of head is like dragon. A four-legged animal and sacred animal will help to prevent and dispel on the dangers and demons with bad things. So they believe is Pixiu will protect and make them with luck.
Pixiu (貔貅, píxiū, P’i-hsiu) is a Chinese mythical hybrid creature, commonly (but incorrectly) referred to in the West by the Greek word “chimera”, and considered a powerful protector of practitioners of Feng Shui. It resembles a strong, winged lion. Pixiu is an earth and sea variation, particularly an influential and auspicious creature for wealth.
It is said to have a voracious appetite towards only gold, silver and jewels. Therefore, traditionally to the Chinese, Pixiu have always been regarded as auspicious creatures that possessed mystical powers capable of drawing Cai Qi (財氣wealth) from all directions. Because of this, according to Chinese zodiac, it is especially helpful for those who are going through a bad year. source by wikipedia.org.