History Main / MisplacedWildlife

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.
20th Jan '17 9:14:56 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. In the 2016 movie, the woolly rhino is replaced with an even more misplaced long-horned bison (native to North America).

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* The ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' movie "Nobita and the Birth of Japan" has a woolly rhinoceros and a crocodile in Quaternary Japan. In the 2016 movie, the woolly rhino is replaced with an even more misplaced long-horned bison (native to North America).
20th Jan '17 9:10:15 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. In the 2016 movie, the woolly rhino is replaced with an even more misplaced long-horned bison (native to North America).
17th Jan '17 12:47:28 AM nm3youtube
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' give us Yungoos, which is clearly based on mongoose in Hawaii. Yungoos are an alien species to Alola that were introduced to the region in a misguided attempt to control the population of another Pokémon. Given what happened with mongoose in Hawaii and the fact Yungoos are ComMons, it can be safely assumed that Yungoos were active at the wrong time of day to carry out their intended purpose and thrived without natural predators, leaving Alola with an invasive population of [[HairTriggerTemper bad tempered]] {{Big Eater}}s.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' give us Yungoos, the Yungoos line and the Alolan Rattata line, which is are clearly based on mongoose and rats in Hawaii. Yungoos and Gumshoos are an alien species to Alola that were introduced to the region in a misguided attempt to control the population of Rattata and Raticate, another Pokémon. Given what happened with mongoose line of ComMons accidentally brought to Alola. This instead resulted in Hawaii the Rattata and Raticate becoming nocturnal and adapting to night time to avoid the fact diurnal Yungoos are ComMons, it can be safely assumed that Yungoos were active at the wrong time of day to carry out their intended purpose and thrived without natural predators, leaving Alola with an Gumshoos, resulting in ''two'' invasive population of [[HairTriggerTemper bad tempered]] {{Big Eater}}s.species.
12th Jan '17 7:50:06 AM naturalironist
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* ''Film/{{Splash}}.'' Madison is supposed to be swimming around Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The problem is that she swims past coral reefs, and there are no coral reefs near Cape Cod since the water is too cold. Those scenes were actually filmed in UsefulNotes/TheBahamas.
2nd Jan '17 2:52:13 PM MagnusForce
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** The episode "The Deep South" had an electric eel in the ocean.
** The episode "Fun On a Bun" had ''Megatherium'' (giant ground sloth), ''Macrauchenia'' (long-necked and trunked ungulate), and ''Doedicurus'' (glyptodont) in a LostWorld in Europe. All three were native to South America.

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** The episode "The Deep South" had an electric eel in the ocean.
ocean. The same scene also showed a coelacanth (which is found in the Indian ocean), a leafy seadragon (from the Pacific), and a clownfish (Pacific again) despite the episode being set under the Atlantic.
** The episode "Fun On a Bun" had ''Smilodon'' (sabertooth cat), ''Megatherium'' (giant ground sloth), ''Macrauchenia'' (long-necked and trunked ungulate), and ''Doedicurus'' (glyptodont) (giant club-tailed armadillo) in a LostWorld in Europe. All three four were native to South America.America.
** 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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