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Parodied: A group of astronauts find monkeys chilling around in a planet outside of our solar system! Not only they have adapted perfectly fine to the strange environment, but they can roam around freely, in an atmosphere that would kill humans instantly, without any kind of external protection nor breathing device!
Zig Zagged: ???
No wildlife appears that would not normally be found in this setting.
The series does not deal with wildlife or take place outdoors.
Enforced: The story called for an animal that they couldn't afford to film in an appropriate setting (or even one resembling it).
Lampshaded: "Strange. These monkeys don't belong here."
Invoked: Someone introduces New World monkeys to Southeast Asia, where they out-compete their Old World cousins.
Defied: Zoo animals, pets, etc. are carefully contained so they don't escape into the wild, and strict laws are enforced regarding the transport of wildlife into and out of the country.
Discussed: "Y'know, I'm not sure if they have penguins in the Arctic..."
Conversed: "They did it again! It's like none of the animals on this show know where they live."
Deconstructed: Animals and plants that are not native to an area can do a lot of damage to native flora and fauna.
Reconstructed: The animals and plants that don't belong there find that they fit perfectly into their new niche. They compete (but don't out-compete) with native species, and don't cause problems.
Played For Laughs: A polar bear winds up in Hawaii, and decides to take a vacation... Much to the chagrin of a bunch of terrified tourists!
Played For Drama: The polar bear decides to kill several tourists.