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20th Mar '17 3:36:25 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* Strangely inverted in one episode of ''Literature/GeronimoStilton'': a shark suddenly attacks a surfing competition. Looking it up, Benjamin sees that it's a copper shark, and since those are usually found around Australia and New Zealand, deduces that it must have been introduced on purpose. While it ''is'' true that they're found there, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Carcharhinus_brachyurus_rangemap.png copper sharks around in many other coastal areas]], as widely dispersed as the West Coast of the United States and the Mediterranean.

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* Strangely inverted in one episode of ''Literature/GeronimoStilton'': a shark suddenly attacks a surfing competition. Looking it up, Benjamin sees that it's a copper shark, and since those are usually found around Australia and New Zealand, deduces that it must have been introduced on purpose. While it ''is'' true that they're found there, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Carcharhinus_brachyurus_rangemap.png copper sharks around are found in many other coastal areas]], as widely dispersed as the West Coast of the United States and the Mediterranean.
20th Mar '17 3:34:23 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* Strangely inverted in one episode of ''Literature/GeronimoStilton'': a shark suddenly attacks a surfing competition. Looking it up, Benjamin sees that it's a copper shark, and since those are usually found around Australia and New Zealand, deduces that it must have been introduced on purpose. While it ''is'' true that they're found there, [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Carcharhinus_brachyurus_rangemap.png copper sharks around in many other coastal areas]], as widely dispersed as the West Coast of the United States and the Mediterranean.
18th Mar '17 7:58:23 PM Hylarn
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*''Anime/KemonoFriends'': Japari Park makes no attempt to separate its animals and Friends by their original location, only by biome. And even then there's a lot of Friends in weird places, though that could be the result of them moving around unsupervised.
12th Mar '17 12:55:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Norwegian Blue is an example of a ''seriously'' misplaced tropical parrot which would indeed be a rarity in the fjords. It's possible the [[MontyPython pet shop owner]] was embellishing things somewhat...

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* The Norwegian Blue is an example of a ''seriously'' misplaced tropical parrot which would indeed be a rarity in the fjords. It's possible the [[MontyPython [[Creator/MontyPython pet shop owner]] was embellishing things somewhat...
5th Mar '17 5:35:37 PM Katsuhagi
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** Another Geico ad shows some children playing the game "Marco Polo" in a backyard pool with the historical Marco Polo. A llama stands by the pool watching the game for some reason ... presumably (since it's wearing a pack) because the commercial's writers didn't know that they're from the wrong continent for Polo to have ever used one on his travels.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjHK2Uczq7o Another Geico ad ad]] shows some children playing the game "Marco Polo" in a backyard pool with the historical Marco Polo. A llama stands by the pool watching the game for some reason ... presumably (since it's wearing a pack) because the commercial's writers didn't know that they're from the wrong continent for Polo to have ever used one on his travels.
7th Feb '17 8:12:42 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has newts and trout living in saltwater habitats and a coral reef that would be more appropriate off the coast of Australia than in the chilly Atlantic Ocean. The sequel also features a walrus living in what appears to be Antarctica.

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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has newts and trout living in saltwater habitats and a coral reef that would be more appropriate off the coast of Australia than in the chilly Atlantic Ocean. The sequel also features a walrus living in what appears to be Antarctica. The ScreenToStageAdaptation makes Flotsam and Jetsam electric eels, which are a freshwater species native to the Amazon and Orinoco basins, and [[CallASmeerpARabbit are not true eels but knifefish]].
5th Feb '17 9:01:02 AM zarpaulus
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* ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'' is supposed to take place in the heart of Africa but Shep is an Asian elephant (much easier to train), George's friend "Little Monkey" is a South American capuchin, and orangutans (from Indonesia) are occasionally spotted hanging around.
4th Feb '17 10:50:26 AM twingle93
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* On ''Series/{{Salem}}'', a show that takes place during the Salem Witch trials in 1692, the character of Petrus the Blind Seer has a stuffed Pogona lizard (a bearded dragon) as one of his [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/the-salem/images/0/0a/Petrus%27_lizard.gif/revision/latest?cb=20150825144551 familiars]]. The Pogona is from the deserts of Australia, a place that wouldn't be discovered by Europeans for at least another 80 years.
1st Feb '17 12:21:00 AM PaulA
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* The 2001 miniseries of ''Literature/TheLostWorld'' invokes this as a minor RunningGag, with Edward, the protagonist, repeatedly correcting people on this ("But there ''are'' no elephants in Brazil!"), and then being told not to be so pedantic. Another scene has Prof. Summerlee lampshading the MisplacedVegetation: "They shouldn't even be growing in the same hemisphere!"

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* The 2001 miniseries of ''Literature/TheLostWorld'' ''Series/{{The Lost World|2001}}'' invokes this as a minor RunningGag, with Edward, the protagonist, repeatedly correcting people on this ("But there ''are'' no elephants in Brazil!"), and then being told not to be so pedantic. Another scene has Prof. Summerlee lampshading the MisplacedVegetation: "They shouldn't even be growing in the same hemisphere!"
20th Jan '17 9:22:03 PM schoi30
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* The ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' movie "Nobita and the Birth of Japan" has a woolly rhinoceros and a crocodile in Quaternary Japan.

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* The ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' movie "Nobita and the Birth of Japan" has a woolly rhinoceros and a crocodile in Quaternary Japan. This gets fixed in the 2016 remake, where they are appropriately replaced by a steppe bison and a giant salamander respectively.
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