History Main / MisplacedWildLife

6th Aug '17 4:06:19 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Glaringly obvious in the case of monkeys, as the cutest monkeys, the ones with the round faces and prehensile tails, are exclusive to the New World. Old World monkeys have long, wrinkly, often brightly colored faces and bare, often colourful, butts with non-prehensile (most of the macaque family and the colobus family) or vestigial (the drill and mandrill) tails, so any film in Africa, India, Asia, or the Middle East featuring a cute little monkey hanging by its tail will annoy a naturalist like a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] costume at Myth/KingArthur's court annoys an English historian.

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Glaringly obvious in the case of monkeys, as the cutest monkeys, the ones with the round faces and prehensile tails, are exclusive to the New World. Old World monkeys have long, wrinkly, often brightly colored faces and bare, often colourful, butts with non-prehensile (most of the macaque family macaques, baboons and the colobus family) colobus) or vestigial (the (some macaques, the drill and mandrill) tails, so any film in Africa, India, Asia, or the Middle East featuring a cute little monkey hanging by its tail will annoy a naturalist like a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] costume at Myth/KingArthur's court annoys an English historian.
6th Aug '17 4:03:44 AM Snicka
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** In [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's version]] (set in India), Monkey People look mostly correct, with the glaring exception of Louie the ''orangutan'' (native to Indonesia).

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** In [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's version]] (set in India), Monkey People (probably meant to be macaques or langurs) have prehensile tails and flexible limbs like spider monkeys, but otherwise look mostly correct, with the glaring exception of Louie the ''orangutan'' (native to Indonesia).
26th Jul '17 1:41:00 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures music video for the Creator/TheyMightBeGiants song "Istanbul, not Constantinople" messes up by having a Bactrian (two-humped) camel, when only dromedary (one-humped) camels live in the middle east.



** Another picture book based on this show was actually about Thomas and Stepney finding a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' skeleton on Sodor, despite that dinosaur being native to North America (they really should've either uncovered a ''Megalosaurus'' or a ''Baryonyx'', both of which are actually theropod dinosaurs that are native to England). Well at least the dinosaur skeleton the Narrow Gauge locomotives found in the show is actually that of a ''Dacentrurus'' (a large stegosaurid native to England).

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** Another picture book based on this show was actually about Thomas and Stepney finding a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' skeleton on Sodor, despite that dinosaur being native to North America (they really should've either uncovered a ''Megalosaurus'' or a ''Baryonyx'', both of which are actually theropod dinosaurs that are native to England). Well at least Note that this didn't happen in the TV show, where dinosaur skeleton the Narrow Gauge locomotives found in the show is actually looks like that of a ''Dacentrurus'' (a large stegosaurid native to England).



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' had grizzly bears and alligators in Oregon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' had grizzly bears and alligators in Oregon.Oregon, though that's [[WeirdnessMagnet hardly the strangest thing to happen in the show]].
19th Jul '17 5:35:04 PM MagnusForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' has Xixi the toucan, a species native to South America and not Madagascar. Odd, considering that previous incarnations of the franchise have averted this trope.



* A crocodile, nicknamed "Sifis" by the locals, lives since summer 2014 in Crete, Greece.

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* A crocodile, nicknamed "Sifis" by the locals, lives since lived in Crete, Greece from summer 2014 in Crete, Greece. until spring 2015 (he died after a particularly long winter).



* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' has Xixi the toucan, a species native to South America and not Madagascar. Odd, considering that previous incarnations of the franchise have averted this trope.



** There are said to be populations of wild boar, another formerly native species, in the New Forest of Hampshire. These are descendents of escapees from farms rearing them as a luxury meat, from examples imported from France. Hunted to extinction for sport and food, it is thought that poachers are active in depleting the new population...

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** There are said to be populations of wild boar, another formerly native species, in the New Forest of Hampshire. These are descendents descendants of escapees from farms rearing them as a luxury meat, from examples imported from France. Hunted to extinction for sport and food, it is thought that poachers are active in depleting the new population...
2nd Jul '17 8:24:37 AM RaspyMink
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** [[http://www.brooklynparrots.com/ The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn.]]

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** [[http://www.brooklynparrots.com/ [[http://wildparrotsny.com/index/history.html The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn.]]



** The common parakeet, or budgy has been marching, proverbially, into the Netherlands driving out the native Sparrow (which as mention above is doing just fine in its non-native North American habitats).

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** The common parakeet, or budgy budgie has been marching, proverbially, into the Netherlands driving out the native Sparrow (which as mention above is doing just fine in its non-native North American habitats).
24th Jun '17 10:06:12 AM ElSquibbonator
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* In the children's song "Kookaburra", the kookaburra laughs and counts monkeys. The species of kookaburra known for its laugh-like cry is native only to Australia, which has no native monkeys.

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* In one version of the children's song "Kookaburra", the kookaburra laughs and counts monkeys."counts all the monkeys he can see". The species of kookaburra known for its laugh-like cry is native only to Australia, which has no native monkeys.
4th Jun '17 10:20:18 AM ElSquibbonator
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* ''Series/HumanTarget'': In "Salvage & Reclamation", set somewhere in the Andes, the GirlOfTheWeek threatens the team to cut their throats and leave their bodies "to the wolves". The only wolf in South America is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maned_wolf maned wolf]], which lives in the plains south of the Amazon, not in the Andes.

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* ''Series/HumanTarget'': In "Salvage & Reclamation", set somewhere in the Andes, the GirlOfTheWeek threatens the team to cut their throats and leave their bodies "to the wolves". The only wolf in South America is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maned_wolf maned wolf]], which lives in the plains south of the Amazon, not in the Andes. However, the culpeo, another large South American canid, is sometimes called the "Andean wolf"--this may be what they were referring to.
4th Jun '17 9:30:16 AM ElSquibbonator
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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is set in France, but there are North American wildlife as trophies in Gaston's house.

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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is set in France, but there are North American wildlife as trophies in Gaston's house. Of course, Gaston is [[EgomaniacHunter exactly the sort of person]] who would travel to another country for a hunting trip.



* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' apparently featured a chameleon character living in what appears to be a medieval Northern European kingdom. There ''are'' chameleons in southern Europe, but it's unlikely they'd get up that far.

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* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' apparently featured a chameleon character living in what appears to be a medieval Northern European kingdom. There ''are'' chameleons in southern Europe, but it's unlikely they'd get up that far.



* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has an elderly Galapagos tortoise living in ancient China as one of the film's main characters, while the sequel featured evil [[ManiacMonkeys gorillas]] (native to Africa). The tortoise at least is justified, as his backstory has him being born in the Galapagos Islands and eventually traveling to China. In general, ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' greatly averts this trope. Especially in the [[Series/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness tv show]], where the wildlife is ''so'' accurate that you [[SeldomSeenSpecies probably won't recognize some of it]]. In all fairness, the animals are highly anthropomorphized and live like humans. It's not unreasonable to suggest that, like humans, they moved around a lot, especially after acquiring new forms of transportation such as boats and carts.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' has an elderly Galapagos tortoise living in ancient China as one of the film's main characters, while the sequel featured evil [[ManiacMonkeys [[KillerGorilla gorillas]] (native to Africa). The tortoise at least is justified, as his backstory has him being born in the Galapagos Islands and eventually traveling to China. In general, ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' greatly averts this trope. Especially in the [[Series/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness tv show]], where the wildlife is ''so'' accurate that you [[SeldomSeenSpecies probably won't recognize some of it]]. In all fairness, the animals are highly anthropomorphized and live like humans. It's not unreasonable to suggest that, like humans, they moved around a lot, especially after acquiring new forms of transportation such as boats and carts.
4th Jun '17 9:25:47 AM ElSquibbonator
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' came oh-so-close to avoiding this trope... if only it wasn't for those leaf-cutting ants, native to South America. Whoops. "I Just Can't Wait to be King" also features what appear to be spider monkeys (also South America) and anteaters (though perhaps they were meant to be aardvarks), though since it's the film's DisneyAcidSequence, it's debatable how much it counts.
The sequel also slips up by putting an exclusively rainforest-dwelling Okapi in the savanna… although it ''is'' an African species, just from the wrong part of Africa. And then there's the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' version of ''The Lion King,'' which for some reason, featured tigers living in what appears to be Africa. Though [[{{Deconstruction}} knowing]] ''[[RuleOfFunny Animaniacs]]'', this may have been a LampshadeHanging on the above instances. The ''Animaniacs'' version also apparently kept the leafcutter ants. If you ''really'' want to split hairs, meerkats (Timon's species) live only in Southern Africa in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, while Mandrills (Rafiki's species) are restricted to an area of western Central Africa comprising Equatorial Guinea and parts of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo. The tropes ends up being played for laughs in the Look-And-Find adaptation in the first part. What else would some call a kangaroo, a red fox, a penguin, a horned owl, a striped skunk and a giant panda bear in the wilds of Africa anyway?

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' came oh-so-close to avoiding this trope... if only it wasn't for those leaf-cutting ants, native to South America. Whoops. "I Just Can't Wait to be King" also features what appear to be spider monkeys (also South America) and anteaters (though perhaps they were meant to be aardvarks), though since it's the film's DisneyAcidSequence, it's debatable how much it counts. \n The sequel also slips up by putting an exclusively rainforest-dwelling Okapi in the savanna… although it ''is'' an African species, just from the wrong part of Africa. And then there's the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' version of ''The Lion King,'' which for some reason, featured tigers living in what appears to be Africa. Though [[{{Deconstruction}} knowing]] ''[[RuleOfFunny Animaniacs]]'', this may have been a LampshadeHanging on the above instances. The ''Animaniacs'' version also apparently kept the leafcutter ants. If you ''really'' want to split hairs, meerkats (Timon's species) live only in Southern Africa in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, while Mandrills (Rafiki's species) are restricted to an area of western Central Africa comprising Equatorial Guinea and parts of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo. The tropes ends up being played for laughs in the Look-And-Find adaptation in the first part. What else would some call a kangaroo, a red fox, a penguin, a horned owl, a striped skunk and a giant panda bear in the wilds of Africa anyway?
4th Jun '17 9:24:33 AM ElSquibbonator
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' came oh-so-close to avoiding this trope... if only it wasn't for those leaf-cutting ants, native to South America. Whoops. "I Just Can't Wait to be King" also features what appear to be spider monkeys and (also South America) and anteaters (perhaps meant to be aardvarks), though it's the film's DisneyAcidSequence, so it's debatable how much this counts. The sequel also slips up by putting an exclusively rainforest-dwelling Okapi in the savanna… although it ''is'' an African species, just from the wrong part of Africa. And then there's the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' version of ''The Lion King,'' which for some reason, featured tigers living in what appears to be Africa. Though [[{{Deconstruction}} knowing]] ''[[RuleOfFunny Animaniacs]]'', this may have been a LampshadeHanging on the above instances. The ''Animaniacs'' version also apparently kept the leafcutter ants. If you ''really'' want to split hairs, meerkats (Timon's species) live only in Southern Africa in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, while Mandrills (Rafiki's species) are restricted to an area of western Central Africa comprising Equatorial Guinea and parts of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo. The tropes ends up being played for laughs in the Look-And-Find adaptation in the first part. What else would some call a kangaroo, a red fox, a penguin, a horned owl, a striped skunk and a giant panda bear in the wilds of Africa anyway?

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' came oh-so-close to avoiding this trope... if only it wasn't for those leaf-cutting ants, native to South America. Whoops. "I Just Can't Wait to be King" also features what appear to be spider monkeys and (also South America) and anteaters (perhaps (though perhaps they were meant to be aardvarks), though since it's the film's DisneyAcidSequence, so it's debatable how much this counts. it counts.
The sequel also slips up by putting an exclusively rainforest-dwelling Okapi in the savanna… although it ''is'' an African species, just from the wrong part of Africa. And then there's the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' version of ''The Lion King,'' which for some reason, featured tigers living in what appears to be Africa. Though [[{{Deconstruction}} knowing]] ''[[RuleOfFunny Animaniacs]]'', this may have been a LampshadeHanging on the above instances. The ''Animaniacs'' version also apparently kept the leafcutter ants. If you ''really'' want to split hairs, meerkats (Timon's species) live only in Southern Africa in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, while Mandrills (Rafiki's species) are restricted to an area of western Central Africa comprising Equatorial Guinea and parts of Cameroon, Gabon and Congo. The tropes ends up being played for laughs in the Look-And-Find adaptation in the first part. What else would some call a kangaroo, a red fox, a penguin, a horned owl, a striped skunk and a giant panda bear in the wilds of Africa anyway?
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