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23rd May '17 12:47:09 PM ElSquibbonator
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllHailKingJulien'' has Xixi the toucan, a species native to South America and not Madagascar.

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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.
23rd May '17 12:33:20 PM 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 and anteaters, native to South America. Whoops. "I Just Can't Wait to be King" also features what appear to be spider monkeys (also South America), 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 and anteaters, 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), 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?
18th May '17 8:35:17 PM DisneyFan94
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' came oh-so-close to avoiding this trope... if only it wasn't for those leaf-cutting ants and anteaters, native to South America. Whoops. "I Just Can't Wait to be King" also features what appear to be spider monkeys (also South America), 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.

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'' came oh-so-close to avoiding this trope... if only it wasn't for those leaf-cutting ants and anteaters, native to South America. Whoops. "I Just Can't Wait to be King" also features what appear to be spider monkeys (also South America), 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?
17th May '17 10:30:37 PM PaulA
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* A segment of David Attenborough's ''Life of Birds'' featuring a bird endemic to the South-West of Australia -- accompanied by the calls of birds only native on the eastern seaboard of the country.

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* A segment of David Attenborough's Creator/DavidAttenborough's ''Life of Birds'' featuring a bird endemic to the South-West of Australia -- accompanied by the calls of birds only native on the eastern seaboard of the country.
26th Apr '17 12:28:03 AM PaulA
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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Spellsinger'' series takes place in a fantasy world where all mammals, birds, amphibians and turtles are sentient. Few of the animal species he encounters should be living on the same continent, let alone in the same village. At one point, after having met Australian animals, Jon Tom goes to a place where Australian animals exclusively live. Even there, the habitats ''within'' Australia are inextricably mixed together.

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* Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Spellsinger'' ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series takes place in a fantasy world where all mammals, birds, amphibians and turtles are sentient. Few of the animal species he encounters should be living on the same continent, let alone in the same village. At one point, after having met Australian animals, Jon Tom goes to a place where Australian animals exclusively live. Even there, the habitats ''within'' Australia are inextricably mixed together.
20th Apr '17 3:47:46 PM schoi30
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See also NoisyNature, DiurnalNocturnalAnimal, ArtisticLicensePaleontology, SomewhereAnOrnithologistIsCrying, SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying, and PolarBearsAndPenguins.

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See also NoisyNature, DiurnalNocturnalAnimal, ArtisticLicensePaleontology, SomewhereAnOrnithologistIsCrying, ArtisticLicenseOrnithology, SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying, SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying, and PolarBearsAndPenguins.
20th Apr '17 3:44:34 PM schoi30
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** Perhaps the most extreme example is ''penguins on Pluto''[[note]]In ''Futurama'', Pluto is portrayed basically as Antarctica as a planet. Yes, we do mean planet.[[/note]] in "The Birdbot Ice-catraz". And just to be clear, they were not an extraterrestrial penguin species, they're ordinary Earth penguins. Absolutely no explanation is given to it.

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** Perhaps the most extreme example is ''penguins and orcas on Pluto''[[note]]In ''Futurama'', Pluto is portrayed basically as Antarctica as a planet. Yes, we do mean planet.[[/note]] in "The Birdbot Ice-catraz". And just to be clear, they neither were not an extraterrestrial penguin species, they're ordinary Earth penguins.penguins and orcas. Absolutely no explanation is given to it.
20th Apr '17 3:42:53 PM schoi30
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** The episode "Fun On a Bun" had ''Smilodon'' (sabertooth cat), ''Megatherium'' (giant ground sloth), ''Macrauchenia'' (long-necked and trunked ungulate), and ''Doedicurus'' (giant club-tailed armadillo) in a LostWorld in Europe. All four were native to South America.

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** The episode "Fun On a Bun" had ''Smilodon'' (sabertooth (saber-toothed cat), ''Megatherium'' (giant ground sloth), ''Macrauchenia'' (long-necked and trunked ungulate), and ''Doedicurus'' (giant club-tailed armadillo) in a LostWorld in Europe. All four ''Smilodon'' only lived in the Americas, while the latter three were native to South America.
25th Mar '17 8:38:05 PM Sharlee
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* Thanks to the oil-spill disaster, word is now out that oil companies (not just BP) drilling in the Gulf of Mexico merely duplicated their recovery plans for spillages occurring in Alaska. This includes guidelines about how to assist walruses and polar bears endangered by a spill.

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* Thanks to the oil-spill Deepwater Horizon disaster, word is now got out that oil companies (not just BP) drilling in the Gulf of Mexico merely duplicated their recovery plans for spillages occurring in Alaska. This includes guidelines about how to assist walruses and polar bears endangered by a spill.
25th Mar '17 10:04:18 AM CnHGirl
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* About midway through ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Mr. Fredriksen and [[TheLoad Russell]] are in Venezuela. Russell complains that he's tired. Mr. Fredriksen tells Russell to hurry up before a tiger eats him, but Russell whines that there aren't tigers in Venezuela.

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* About midway through ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', Mr. Fredriksen and [[TheLoad Russell]] are in Venezuela. Russell complains that he's tired. Mr. Fredriksen tells Russell to hurry up before a tiger eats him, but [[BrilliantButLazy Russell whines that there aren't tigers in Venezuela.Venezuela, referencing his zoology scout badge in the process]].
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