Doctor Zantaf is an anthropomorphic bird (his exact species is unknown).
Doctor Zantaf is a genius mad scientist who, like so many others, wishes to take over the world. He has a passion for snakes, though this is unrelated to his main talent, which is to build various machines and robots. He has also notably invented a spray that makes people generous, which he tried to use to get all of Scrooge McDuck's fortune, and a time machine which he tested on Donald Duck, as well as an army of robot servants.
Behind the scenes
Doctor Zantaf first appeared in 1968 in "Tycoonraker!" or "From Zantaf with Lumps", and, due to very good feedback from the readers, has become a recurring character.