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23rd Aug '16 11:23:58 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/HappyFeet Happy Feet Two]]'', Sven the "flying penguin" turns out to be an Atlantic puffin (who can fly, unlike penguins). It's not entirely made clear how a bird that lives in the North Atlantic has ended up that far south.
11th Aug '16 12:07:46 AM Geoduck
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** ''WesternAnimation/RabbitFire'' has an elephant pop up in a North American forest. [[RuleOfFunny Not to mention that he walks on his hind legs and talks.]]
5th Aug '16 6:27:33 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' is usually pretty good about including wildlife appropriate to the region when they include them, and it's usually justified otherwise: mountain lions in ''Assassin's Creed III'', set in New England, are presumably the now-extinct eastern cougar and what ''appear'' to be [[PolarBearsAndPenguins penguins in the Canadian Maritimes]] in ''Rogue'' are actually great auks, also extinct in the modern period. ''Black Flag'', however, slipped up in a few places: while crocodiles actually ''are'' justified in several parts of the game via the Morelet's and Cuban crocodile, there's no excuse for them in Charlestown, South Carolina, where alligators would make more sense (the only part of the United States where they live is in southernmost Florida); Principe, off of Africa, is the biggest offender, being home to jaguars, deer, and Central American monkeys, probably as stand-ins for leopards, antelope, and African monkeys. Even then, it could be justified because of the series' FramingDevice where everything is all a computer simulation rather than the real-world with the Animus filling in animals that Edward was more familiar with for the similar African species.

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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' is usually pretty good about including wildlife appropriate to the region when they include them, and it's usually justified otherwise: mountain lions in ''Assassin's Creed III'', set in New England, are presumably the now-extinct eastern cougar and what ''appear'' to be [[PolarBearsAndPenguins penguins in the Canadian Maritimes]] in ''Rogue'' are actually great auks, also extinct in the modern period. today. ''Black Flag'', however, slipped up in a few places: while crocodiles actually ''are'' justified in several parts of the game via the Morelet's and Cuban crocodile, there's no excuse for them in Charlestown, South Carolina, where alligators would make more sense (the only part of the United States where they crocodiles live is in southernmost Florida); Principe, off of Africa, is the biggest offender, being home to jaguars, deer, and Central American monkeys, probably as stand-ins for leopards, antelope, and African monkeys. Even then, it could be justified because of the series' FramingDevice where everything is all a computer simulation rather than the real-world with the Animus filling in animals that Edward was more familiar with for the similar African species.
4th Aug '16 9:02:57 PM Emperor_Oshron
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* ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' is usually pretty good about including wildlife appropriate to the region when they include them, and it's usually justified otherwise: mountain lions in ''Assassin's Creed III'', set in New England, are presumably the now-extinct eastern cougar and what ''appear'' to be [[PolarBearsAndPenguins penguins in the Canadian Maritimes]] in ''Rogue'' are actually great auks, also extinct in the modern period. ''Black Flag'', however, slipped up in a few places: while crocodiles actually ''are'' justified in several parts of the game via the Morelet's and Cuban crocodile, there's no excuse for them in Charlestown, South Carolina, where alligators would make more sense (the only part of the United States where they live is in southernmost Florida); Principe, off of Africa, is the biggest offender, being home to jaguars, deer, and Central American monkeys, probably as stand-ins for leopards, antelope, and African monkeys. Even then, it could be justified because of the series' FramingDevice where everything is all a computer simulation rather than the real-world with the Animus filling in animals that Edward was more familiar with for the similar African species.
4th Aug '16 4:59:52 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** The film at least ''tries'' to justify the Baylene and the carnotaurs by saying that the former is the last of her kind and that the latter are never found as far north as the apparent setting of the film, saying that they must have been driven out by the meteor.
28th Jul '16 6:37:40 AM Sharlee
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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.
17th Jul '16 10:24:21 PM jormis29
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* In the remake ''{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', Zeus' totem is a bald eagle, which is native to North America and would certainly not have shown up in ancient Greece.

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* In the remake ''{{Clash ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', Zeus' totem is a bald eagle, which is native to North America and would certainly not have shown up in ancient Greece.
17th Jul '16 8:58:03 PM PaulA
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* In the original, ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', the snake that shows up is a boa constrictor -- which lives in the Americas, and thus would not have appeared in Ancient Greece. In the remake, the misplaced wildlife is even more blatant -- Zeus' totem is a bald eagle, which is native to North America and would certainly not have shown up in ancient Greece.

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* In the original, ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'', original ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'', the snake that shows up is a boa constrictor -- which lives in the Americas, and thus would not have appeared in Ancient Greece. Greece.
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In the remake, remake ''{{Clash of the misplaced wildlife is even more blatant -- Titans|2010}}'', Zeus' totem is a bald eagle, which is native to North America and would certainly not have shown up in ancient Greece.
7th Jul '16 4:40:47 PM Sharlee
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*** The siafu ("big damn ants!") are native to Africa, not Peru, and aren't nearly as big in RealLife. This could be a case of misidentified wildlife on Indy's part instead, as the Amazon notoriously does have similar army ants.

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*** The siafu ("big damn ants!") are native to Africa, not Peru, and aren't nearly as big in RealLife. This could be a case of misidentified wildlife on Indy's part instead, as the Amazon notoriously does have similar army ants.ants; army ants, however, are nomadic and do not build anthills like the ones in the film.
29th Jun '16 4:47:15 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' features black-and-white tapirs, which live in Asia, in the TheAmazon. Real South American tapirs are brown.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' features black-and-white tapirs, which live in Asia, in the TheAmazon. Real South American tapirs are brown.brown or gray.
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