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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?
28th May '17 4:03:33 PM Kate
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* In 1810 in Cumberland, England, there was a mysterious beast described as a large sandy brown striped animal, resembling both a dog and a cat, slaughtering sheep and drinking their blood, leading to it being dubbed the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girt_dog_of_Ennerdale Vampire Dog of Ennerdale]]. It's now believed it was a thylacine, escaped from one of the many unlicensed travelling menageries of the time.
28th May '17 6:08:47 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* The exact setting of ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' is unclear, but, at the very least, sloths & hyenas shouldn't be living together. Justified by Moreau having imported animals from all over the world to transform into beast-men, some of which then degenerated into animals once again.

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* The exact setting of ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' is unclear, but, at set off the very least, sloths & west coast of South America, which doesn't have hyenas shouldn't be living together.and leopards. Justified by Moreau having imported animals from all over the world to transform into beast-men, some of which then degenerated into animals once again.
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?
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