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->''"[[MythologyGag Children of the night! Shut up!]]"''
-->-- '''{{Dracula}}''', ''Film/LoveAtFirstBite''

In fiction, animals are pretty loud. Dogs bark, birds chirp, snakes hiss, and so on; exactly where, when, and how [[RuleOfPerception you'd expect]]...

The thing is, [[RealityIsUnrealistic an animal in that situation in real life would probably be quiet]].

Cats tend to be quiet unless they want something and the same goes for horses and dogs, though they will whinny and bark if they are excited by something. Rats and mice rarely make human-audible noises. Owls only hoot to announce they've claimed such and such a spot and the same generally goes for every bird's song, every canine's howl, and so on. An animal who has been hurt in all likelihood will not react vocally ''at all'', except for maybe one brief yelp at the moment of injury -- it's [[EverythingTryingToKillYou too dangerous]] to announce your incapacitation by sitting there crying for aid. And all the fictional predators who [[CallingYourAttacks let out a blood-curdling roar/scream/whatever]] as they stalk their prey are idiots, because the whole point of a roar is to let you know that something big and dangerous is nearby and you'd better run.

This trope can also cover animals whose "characteristic" calls and cries do not actually belong to them. All owls hoot, all big cats roar, and all birds of prey scream like the Red-Tailed Hawk (because [[RuleOfCool a Bald Eagle's cry MUST be awesome.]]) More movies and TV shows than you can shake a stick at have ambient noise that includes bird calls of species not native to that region. This is especially common in movies filmed in [[CaliforniaDoubling California but set on some other continent]], but even a movie filmed "on location" can have misplaced bird calls added in the editing process. Special mention must go to the frog. Only one type of frog goes "ribbit". It lives in Hollywood. Go figure.

A particularly jarring subtrope of the above is the tendency, in fiction, for ''everything'' to roar. Say your hero is being attacked by something non-human and possibly even outside the animal kingdom; a plant or a robot or something. But we still know it's angry and very dangerous. Why? Because the thing is roaring as it fights. It might also scream in pain if the hero manages to fight back. {{Man Eating Plant}}s, despite [[YouFailBiologyForever lacking in the vocal chord -- or lung -- department]], will roar, scream and hiss just in case you didn't know they were dangerous. In a similarly helpful manner {{Giant Spider}}s and BigCreepyCrawlies scream or hiss and there are at least two documented cases (in fiction, of course) of roaring ''sharks''. And if you've got to fight a '''robot''' that looks like a particular animal, you can be damn well certain that robot will make the sounds of that animal.

The possibility that an enemy who attacks you in utter silence [[NothingIsScarier without saying a thing]], or who instead makes utterly inorganic noises like grinding gears, might actually be [[UncannyValley far, far more chilling]] never, ever comes up.

The trope title comes from any and all cases of ambient "jungle sounds" dubbed over scenes set out in ''[[GhibliHills the Wild]]''. The funny thing about this is that one of the appealing things about visiting wild places is how ''quiet'' they tend to be, especially during the daytime. The forest only tends to be interesting, sound-wise, at night (and even then, it's relatively speaking) or during a short period in spring when all the songbirds are staking out their nesting spots. Visit in winter and you'll usually "hear" eerie silence.

May disrupt SuspensionOfDisbelief for tropers who know their stuff about animals. Not to be confused with CuteButCacophonic. Noisy forests also tend to be places where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Everything is Trying To Kill You]]. See also MisplacedWildlife, AllAnimalsAreDogs, and BugBuzz. Use of StockSoundEffects is a common culprit. Possibly related to SmallReferencePools.

Then again, possibly the best reason to use this trope is for our heroes to [[OhCrap suddenly]] [[LawOfConservationOfDetail realize]] [[ItsQuietTooQuiet that it has suddenly gotten quiet.]]
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[[folder:Media in General]]
* Nearly every jungle scene, no matter what the intended location, features the distinctive call of the Kookaburra, only native to dry upland areas in Australia, probably because many uninformed people mistake it for a generic primate's "ooh ooh ahh."
** Hilariously, in Jesus Franco's ''Count Dracula'' (1973) you hear the kookaburra call ''in the Borgo Pass.''
** ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' has a kookaburra in the South American Jungle
** BlackNarcissus had one in the Himalayas!
** The Kookaburra is one of the many completely misplaced animals that turn up in the ''Swiss Family Robinson''.
** An edited kookaburra sound provided {{Flipper}}'s famous chatter.
** The attentive viewer familiar with the kookaburra's various calls might notice an unusual one in "The Wizard of Oz" - specifically, as they enter the haunted forest.
* [[http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Common_Loon_dtl.html Common Loons]] are very large, somewhat rare aquatic birds who are also known as The Great Northern Diver. In reality, they tend to be heard almost exclusively around their natural habitat: large bodies of open water in cold parts of the Northern Hemisphere. According to movie logic, they are '''everywhere'''. Even shallow swamplands, the middle of a forest, the middle of a ''mountain range'' (!?!), [[Series/{{Lost}} Craphole Island]], and the planet where TheDarkCrystal takes place. Their cry ''is'' evocative, so RuleOfCool can make some instances work - as long as they're believable.
* Any stock horror scene where all the animals in the forest are apparently ganging up to scare the protagonist by making startling cries. For no other reason. At night.
** In particular, [[CarnivoreConfusion Crows and Ravens]] in horror movies must suffer mean cases of insomnia and have nothing better to do. In reality, corvids are... well the only term for it really is that they are afraid of the dark! (More specifically, the [[ParanoiaFuel anxiety-fueling fact that they can't see well in the dark]], and the larger carnivores who ''are'' active at night.)
* Every owl in the world goes "hoot". Every single one. Except for the Screech Owl. They must certainly make a blood-curdling scream as advertised (see "My Cousin Vinnie"). Not, you know, a distinctive [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3wNuEcbHag trilling or whinnying]]. In reality, the owls [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YvyXu7coXA that make bloodcurdling screams]] are ''Barn'' Owls.
* All seabirds in fiction sound like herring gulls regardless of species.
** And every seashore in fiction has them calling in the background, regardless of location or season.
* The Pacific tree frog is the only kind of frog that very definitely goes "ribbit". It's the frog that lives in California, which is why Hollywood believes frogs everywhere in the world go "ribbit". There are, technically, a few other amphibians [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries in America]] whose song sounds like ribbiting - but they're toads. Actual frogs tend to make [[http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/songs.html chirping, burping, beeping, or trilling calls]].
** There's a species on the east coast around the Carolinas that very clearly says "HNAAAAGH!" with a volume out of ''all'' proportion to its size.
** In Japan, frogs go "kero kero".
** Bullfrogs call for "Rrrrrum" and Green Frogs call for "Doug"!
** Pac-Man frogs make [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK0gRFvFjZ8 a horrifying screech]].
* The default noise made by any bird of prey, especially the Bald Eagle, is in actuality [[http://www.naturesongs.com/rtha1.wav the cry of a Red-tailed Hawk]], a long, drawn out, and majestic-sounding call. This is ''so damn pervasive'' that it shows up in places where the producers really ought to know better. The station [=IDs=] for AnimalPlanet, for example. For the record, a Bald Eagle [[http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/sounds actually sounds like this.]] Just to bring things full circle, there have been a few instances where this is used for the cry of a Red-Tailed Hawk. D'oh!\\
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** Mostly averted in Disney's ''BrotherBear'', where Sitka sounds like an actual eagle - except for the grand crescendo at the end, where he once again became a hawk in disguise.
** One of the most confusing instances of this was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' where the baby Bald Eagles made genuine eagle calls but their parents sounded like hawks. Oi.
** In the ''Anime/SuzumiyaHaruhi'' episode "Remote Island Syndrome Part 1", there was a ''gull'' with the call of a red-tailed hawk. Yes, a gull. Yeah, they can scream but seriously people.
** And in ''Anime/BinchouTan'' this cry is uttered by a ''duck''. It is also ''delivering mail'' at the time, so its cry is perhaps the least odd thing about it.
** Justified in ''TheRescuers Down Under'': Marahute is a fictional species (who seems to have been born fully fledged out of the RuleOfCool) and is voiced by a ''human'' (the extremely versatile Frank Welker).
** And in ''{{K-ON}}'' the cry is yet again used for a seagull during the obligatory BeachEpisode, maybe as a ShoutOut the aforementioned ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' episode, which is produced by the same studio.
** Actively [[AvertedTrope averted]] in {{anime}} with the black kite, which is a mid-sized bird of prey found throughout Japan, and whose distinctive call can often be heard during [[SceneryPorn scenic moments]].
* Though the idea that giraffes cannot make any sound at all seems to have been discredited, they are still very silent creatures. This is apparently disliked by filmmakers, who makes them sound like... ''rhinos'' (one example: ''{{Gladiator}}'' - the giraffes make the same sound as the baby ''Stegosaurus'' in ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', which in turn sounds just like the audio sample in Encarta's entry on the Black Rhinoceros)
* When a rat appears on screen, it will squeak. Real rats squeak very rarely, usually when fighting. They ''are'' very vocal, making lots of clicks and chittering noises... most of which are too high-pitched for humans to hear.\\
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Also, ''ANY'' Rodent will squeak, even if it's a rodent that makes another noise, like guinea pigs. Guinea pigs have a rather wide range of sounds, but the closest thing to squeaking is when they wheek. And where as a squeak is usually a small sound, a guinea pig's wheek is more like a loud yelling when they want attention. [[http://www.jackiesguineapiggies.com/guineapigsounds.html Here are some of the sounds guinea pigs make,]] and you can almost guarantee you will never hear them when a guinea pig is on-screen.
* The sounds of any ape, and most monkeys, are commonly represented by the shrieks, chuckles or screeches of chimpanzees. This is particularly noticeable when it's used with gorillas, as even if you've never heard their real voices (deep rumbles, hoots, and yawn-like grunts), sheer bulk makes a chimp's cries seem incongruously high-pitched.
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* So, how about the recent "Green Sense" commercial where the [[CuteButCacophonic Starling's call]] is overdubbed with the far cuter, far less cacophonic Robin's song?

* In one Axe hair gel commercial, a man (using a different hair gel) impales fish on his hair while cliff diving and is attacked by a seagull screeching like hawk.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* [[GaoGaiGar Galeon]] roars at every opportunity, just because it's dramatic. (Wouldn't you if you were a giant robot lion?) ''Sometimes'' it's justified, as the roar is being used to negate barriers.
* Subverted in ''Anime/MazingerZ'' first episode. TheProfessor Dr. Kabuto's village -where he built the titular HumongousMecha- was set in Aokigahara, a forest at the base of Mount Fuji is ''infamous'' -among other things- because it is ''eerily'' silent due to absence of wildlife. So when Dr. Kabuto heard noises near from his house -not long after his grandson told him that their maid had been murdered-, he knew there were intruders near and his life was in danger.
* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode "Chikorita's Big Upset" had dogs barking in the background during the scene where a Hitmonlee, a Hitmonchan, a Machoke, and a Primape find the titular Chikorita lost in the woods.
** In the fifteenth Pokemon movie, contrasting its hissing cry in the games, Kyurem's roar has a bit of a leopard's growl in it.
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[[folder:Films]]
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3k9Uov6Xlc extended version]] of Will Vinton's short ''Dinosaurs!'' is [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs exceedingly trippy]] for an educational film. The trippyness almost ''excuses'' the fact that it's got Loons in a forest '''and''' Ravens at night. There's also a bit of an Everything Roars thing going on as the clip includes distorted versions of both calls made to sound like screams. (Bonus: [[DragonsAreDinosaurs Dragons Are Dinosaurs]] '''and''' WhatMeasureIsANonCute! You may not want to watch it if those tropes bother you a lot.)
* A particularly jarring example occurs in the pirate movie ''Film/CutthroatIsland''. Among the ambient jungle noises on the small Caribbean island is a distinctly elephantine trumpeting. In the Caribbean. Once more: An elephant. In the Caribbean.
** Much subtler - so much so that it has to be pointed out in the commentary - is in ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', in the scene where Nedry "fights" the dilophosaur. The commentary explicitly notes, no, there are no elephants on the island, it's just there to pull the viewer into the jungle setting.
* The swan in ''Film/HotFuzz'' honks like a goose. The common white swan is more properly known as the ''Mute'' Swan; it is capable of making some sounds, usually hissing at predators (or people who get too close), but not honking.
* The giant mutant ants in ''Film/{{Them}}'' are quite noisy for creatures without vocal cords.
* All fictional lizards (the [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent cute ones, at least]]) seem to make the same weird nasal growling noise. The trailer for ''Literature/NimsIsland'' featured an impossibly talkative bearded dragon. They only hiss -- and they'll do ''that'' only if you try to give them a bath.
* There was a documentary on big cats where they gave a cheetah a fierce roar. When they failed to point out that cheetahs do ''not'' roar (they chirp!), she turned off the TV and took refuge in the encyclopedia.
* The most hilarious recent example can be heard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDepiNP_3Ys this trailer]] for ''Oceans''. Err, those aren't baby ducklings...
* The roaring shark comes from [[{{Sequelitis}} good]] [[VoodooShark old]] ''Film/JawsTheRevenge''.
* ''Film/JurassicPark'' featured a herd of Brachiosaurus making some sort of honking noise. Just one problem, Brachiosaurus is thought to be a dinosaur that made relatively few vocal sounds.
** The predators are guilty of this; The ''Dilophosaurs'' shreiks at Nedry when hunting him, the ''T.rexes'' constantly roar throughout the films (As does the ''Spinosaurus'' in the third film), and the ''Velociraptors'' growl and shriek.
*** This gets called out by the {{Rifftrax}} of the film, where they ask what kind of predator stops hunting every thirty seconds to shout at the top of its lungs.
* [[GiantSpider Kumonga]]. [[Film/SonOfGodzilla Roaring spiders anyone?]]
** Kumonga sounded more like he was daintily sneezing. Kamacuras the giant preying mantis definitely screeched, and Megalon made a metallic grinding/shrieking roar. Also Mothra's ethereal chirps.
* The ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' classic, ''Film/{{Werewolf}}'', which takes place in Flagstaff, Arizona. It has every variation of this trope: Wolf-people who never shut up, growling and howling at everything. Red-tailed Hawks crying at ''night''. A crappy Werewolf puppet who ''makes the calls of a hawk and a bat'' ([=WTF=] seems sadly inefficient here). And a soundtrack that uses every one of these animal calls as its {{Scare Chord}}s.
** Another feature on ''MST3K'', ''CaveDwellers'', has roaring ''snakes'' (technically the real snakes merely growl. The giant rubber puppet snake roars).
* ''Prancer'' has it all too: an injured Reindeer who won't stay quiet and [[CuteButCacophonic bellows at maximum volume all the time]], and ''Spring'' Peepers chirping in the middle of a Christmas Eve [[DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas blizzard]]. A-ha.
* Oddly enough, ''Literature/TarzanOfTheApes'' uses the lion roaring as it attacks, but seems to be aware that this can easily be a tactical mistake. The book claims that most animals are frozen in fear by the sound of the lion's roar, and only Tarzan himself, being human, is smart enough that the roar alerts him and encourages him to fight back. Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs wasn't one to let the actual facts about lions get in the way of the story--the bigger question here is, [[MisplacedWildlife what was a plains-dwelling animal like a lion doing in the middle of the jungle?]]
* Possibly justified with ''Franchise/RoboCop'''s ED-209: the (presumably prerecorded) lion's roar probably works as a pretty decent criminal deterrent.
* Not sure if it counts, but coming within a decent proximity of any of the tornadoes in the movie ''Film/{{Twister}}'', provokes the odd animalistic roar in with the dramatic sounds of wind. As if you weren't already fairly certain that this was one kitty not to be petted.
** Justified in that survivor accounts of tornadoes describe many different sounds caused by the high winds and debris: a hundred roaring lions, a herd of squealing pigs, gigantic washing machines, jet engines, a huge tin can filled with rocks and being shaken.
* Audrey II of ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' is exceptionally vocal for a plant. Possibly justified in that it's a space alien.
* Ceasar the chimpanzee is heard roaring like a lion in a recent trailer for ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''. Did they give him that ability as a test run at the lab, before giving him a human-level intellect?
* In ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan The Barbarian]]'', the vulture that tries to eat Conan when he's nailed to the Tree of Woe sounds like some type of seagull, which is doubly wrong because Conan is biting its neck and it shouldn't be able to vocalize at all.
* There's an odd scene in one of the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' films in which Ash hears a series of weird noises that segue between animal-like snorting, ambiguous screeching, and vaguely-mechanical sounds. The overall impression is that a carnivorous locomotive is circling the place.
* The titular ''Film/{{Anaconda}}'' on occasion hisses. But if injured or in pursuit of our heroes, it will squeal and wail.
* Though this is played with in ''[[TheLordOfTheRings Fellowship Of The Ring]]'' where, judging by their extremely cacophonic cries, Saruman's scary flock of avian spies are evidently Starlings (yes, they've invaded New Zealand too.)
** They're supposed to be black crows, though.
*** Technically they're [[http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Crebain crebain]], which are described as similar to black crows. Being fictional birds there's no "correct" crebain call, but they still seem to make more noise than they should.
*** Averted in the book, as the crebain are silent, except for a solitary croak as the flock passes over the concealed Fellowship.
* The ferrets in Film/TheBeastmaster make some very un-ferret like sounds. Real ferrets make very little sound most of the time, but often hiss, grunt, and make a sort of chortling sound when playing.
* In ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', the Thanator (scary black panther thing) that chases Jake into the jungle keeps roaring at him. In frustration? Worse than that, though: it keeps ''pausing'' to roar at him. A predator that did that would starve.
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* The newer ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series, commencing with ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'', often had American Robins singing gaily in the background on various alien planets. So ''that's'' where they migrate in the winter...
* Similarly, CBS used to pipe in birdsong as "ambient sound" on their golf broadcasts. They stopped after an infamous instance where birdwatchers called them on the fact that the birds in a particular broadcast were not native to the location of the tournament.
* The History channel aired a program about a black African mummy found in the Sahara, in which footage of a contemporary African cattle-herding village was used to simulate what the dead boy's community might have been like. Unfortunately, a rooster is heard crowing in the background, and while the mummified boy's culture had acquired goats and cattle from the Middle East, chickens (an Asian species) wouldn't make it to Africa for another few thousand years.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E24EnglishAsASecondLanguage English as a Second Language]] puts nature recordings over the Pa. One of the tacks is entitled Antelope Slaughter at Indutu.
* In ''SkippyTheBushKangaroo'', Skippy's trademark 'tchk tchk tchk' noise was entirely fictional. Kangaroos make no such sounds.
* ''{{Flipper}}'''s famous chatter? That's a sped-up kookaburra.
* ''Series/TheColbertReport'' has an opening sequence has a red, white, and blue bald eagle making a red-tailed hawk's cry. The show being what it is, it's either intentional or would be if they knew.
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode where Buffy gets magically turned into a rat, a black cat stalks her, yowling repeatedly.
** Buffy also contains an example of the "everything that's dangerous roars" variety, as vampires often roar like lions when attacking, including [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Angel]] and [[HeelFaceTurn Spike]].
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* Parodied in the song "Tarzan and Jane" by the Danish band Toy-Box, which opens with a chorus of "jungle" sounds, including various birds singing, large cats growling, monkeys calling, ''sheep bleating'', and elephants trumpeting.
* TheyMightBeGiants' spoken-word piece "Turtle Songs of North America" is all about this sort of thing. It's hilariously bizarre.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Averted in a way with ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Tyranids. An Imperial Guard soldier noted the worst part of seeing an advancing Tyranid army was the total lack of vocal sound. No battle cries, wounded soldiers or shouted orders, just the tramp of clawed feet and rustling of chitin.
** Except when another author writes them and they roar or hiss or go "skreee!". Even Lictors, famed for being extremely stealthy tend to let loose an ear-shattering "skreee!" on occasion.
* Similar to the Warhammer example, Skelebots in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' can only vocalize a few prerecorded phrases like "Surrender or be destroyed" or "Does not compute." They coordinate attacks entirely through radio signals, and use laser rifles, so in battle there's not even the sound of gunfire. The book mentions just how [[NothingIsScarier terrifying]] it is to have a couple dozen robots that look like black skeletons silently move in on a target with deadly intent.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* A very strange example, as it swaps out an awesome-sounding call for a rather cuter one: in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', [[OurWereWolvesAreDifferent Wolf Link]] gives ''coyote'' howls instead of wolf howls.
** Probably because a coyote's howl sounds more musical for the [[OcarinaPlaylist howling melody sections]]. (The howled melodies actually ''are'' the songs from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. [[ContinuitySnarl Make of that what you will]].)
* Metal Gear Rex and Ray roared like ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' T-Rexes in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' series. The {{Novelization}} of the first game [[LampshadeHanging put a cover on the lightbulb]] of how silly it is (and Snake attributed the Rex roar to Otacon being an {{Otaku}}).
** The Shagohod even gets into the act in Snake Eater, making a lot of noises that simply cannot be explained by metal parts moving around.
*** And then there are the Gekkos, which run around [[Narm/MetalGear making cow noises]] in ''Guns of the Patriots''.
** In their appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', REX makes a high-pitched mechanical scraping screech while RAY does a somewhat quieter keening shriek. Gekkos still moo.
* The ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar'' series is guilty as charged with most of the characters' [[{{Animorphism}} animal forms]], though the most glaring example would be Yugo, the roaring '''wolf'''.
* In ''CityOfHeroes'', if you're a Controller and happen to have Plant Control in your power set, congratulations! You're the proud owner of roaring man eating plants and vines.
* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft is a repeat offender. If it attacks you it will make a very large amount of noise, even if it lacks a mouth to roar at you with. Possibly an [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Acceptable Break From Reality]], as one of the functions of the sound is to inform the player that they've just aggroed something.
** What sound do WoW orcas make when attacking? Humpback whale song.
** Devilsaurs, the TyrannosaurusRex of WoW, are big sneaky bastards.
* ''Videogame/RedDeadRedemption'' has wolves, coyotes and cougars that are always happy to inform you of their presence in the vicinity by barking, howling or roaring.
* The Barn Owl(famous for being silent fliers) in FlyLikeABird makes sound as its wings flap.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Played with in the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', the main characters are animals in a New York City zoo. Fair enough - but in the background are generic jungle noises. The cast go to bed... and someone yells to [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn turn off the ambiance]]. When that happens, a generic New York City background noise replaces it, complete with sirens. Alex the lion then yawns and relaxes and goes to sleep. Surprisingly, this is TruthInTelevision, since many zoos do have random jungle white noise played throughout the park to make the guests (and animals) feel more immersed.
* The WesternAnimation/{{Veggietales}} episode "Josh and the Big Wall" contains birdsong and chirping crickets ''in the middle of the desert.'' {{Lampshaded}} in the commentary.
* Very evident in the [[DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]]:
** Poison Ivy seems to have an army of impossibly vocal plants. If they've got a flytrap-like mouth, they'll roar or scream. If they've got [[CombatTentacles slithery vines]], they'll hiss.
** Both Franchise/{{Batman}} and Franchise/{{Superman}} fought a robot [[TyrannosaurusRex Stock Large Theropod]] (tm) on two different occasions. Both 'bots helpfully roared. (And besides that, they acted like real animals with none of the handicaps robotic animals tend to have in RealLife. [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Ridiculously Animal Robots]]?)
** The otherwise eerie ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode where an animate '''carpet''' rears up and roars.
* A shark who roars like a Mountain Lion is just icing on the WTF Cake that is the animated feature, ''TheMagicVoyage''.
* There's a roaring shark in ''Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon'' too.
* A roaring giant squid in the adaptation of PeterBenchley's ''Film/TheBeast'' too. The squid actually made a distorted shriek/screech, like a giant mechanical eagle (or red-tailed hawk).
* Going back a little further, there's Bruce IV's famous bellowing in ''Film/JawsTheRevenge'', Brucette in ''Film/Jaws3D'' growled whenever she opened her mouth (it was a very deep watery sound that you might miss most of the time), and a soft echoing roar is heard when Bruce's decapitated body sinks into the abyss at the end of ''Jaws'' (though that's merely symbolic, and was the same roar from Spielberg's earlier film ''Film/{{Duel}}'').
* Once a lion from ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' got stuck in a thorn bush, so it starts roaring like a grizzly bear.
* The bats that flutter across the screen at the start of the opening credits for ''ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' all chitter their little heads off. Disturbed bats generally book it without emitting cries that humans can hear, as they're too busy echolocating so they don't run into one another.
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* ''Film/SpyHard'' has an agent sneaking into the enemy base in a noisy jungle. As she enters through the back door, the camera pans over to someone making animal sounds while holding a book of wild animal calls. Dinosaurs are included in the noises.
* In ''{{Congo}}'' as our intrepid heroes pass through howler monkey territory in the jungle. As their name implies, howler monkeys are on the chatty side. Also a case of MisplacedWildlife as Howler Monkeys are New World Monkeys, which means that our heroes who are traveling in DarkestAfrica, have stumbled upon some Howler Monkeys that are lost by a hemisphere.
* Due to the sheer over-the-top amount of sounds, likely parodied in ''[[IndianaJones The Temple Of Doom]]''. It's almost like they planned for a lengthy sojourn in the forest and gathered all the sounds, but left with one scene simply crammed them all in.
* George's ''Indiana Jones'' fantasy at the start of ''Film/{{UHF}}''. If you listen closely, you can hear cows, cats, and dogs among the cacophony.
* The seagulls in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' are relatively sedate until there's food involved, at which point a cacophony of "Mine! Mine! Mine!" goes up as they fight over it. As anyone who's interacted with seagulls will attest, this is spot-on for the scavenger birds.

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* ''Literature/{{Timeline}}'' by MichaelCrichton has our protagonists transported to a forest in a medieval setting, they are all shocked as to how quiet the forest really is. In the film adaptation everything imaginable in the forest makes a loud noise.
* In ''Ivory Extraordinaire'', an alternate Earth dominated by amphibians is considered creepy because the native tetrapods don't have voices. Ironic, considering how frogs and toads are among the few taxa that ''can'' be as noisy as depicted in film, but justified because the beasts on Amphibia are more akin to Permian-era labyrinthodonts and the like.

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* Creator/CartoonNetwork ran a spoof starring WesternAnimation/YogiBear, where a director filmed ''[[EverythingsWorseWithBear When Bears Attack]]'' with a sleepy Yogi and Boo Boo - for instance, Yogi's yawning was shot and played over with the roar of [[SuperMarioBros Bowser]].

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* Inversion: Contrary to popular belief, fish actually make a lot of sound with a surprising variety. However, the human ear isn't very trained to hear these.
** The same goes for crickets and [[CicadianRhythm cicadas]] during the mating season. In summers where you've got multiple species of cicadas up, expect to want earplugs. For good measure, an upside-down or otherwise trapped one can make a ''definite'' racket through panicking '''and''' hiss like a snake.
* Go into any wooded area during spring/mating season. Try to take a nap. See how difficult it is.
** No need for a forest if there are street cats or, god forbid, foxes in your neighborhood. Or even worse, raccoons. They don't make noise often, but let two of them get in a fight in your yard or on your roof...
* If you live in the US or Canada near a pond, spring and summer are extremely noisy times of the year. Probably the two most recognizable are spring peepers (itty bitty frogs with ''loud'' high-pitched calls), which emerge in early spring and bullfrogs in the summer.
* Coyotes when running down a large prey animal. The majority of the pack forms a semi-circle and chase the prey while yipping and howling. The prey flees from the sound, ultimately heading into an area where a silent coyote is waiting in ambush.
* Canada geese are known for honking in flight. But if you go near their nest they will HISS like a pissed off cat.
* Horryfingly subverted in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aokigahara Aokigahara]], a wood located at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The forest is empty of wildlife and the trees are so dense they block the wind, so it is eerily silent... except for the cries of suicidal people at night.
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