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05:55:27 PM Aug 27th 2012
Do Komodo Dragons count? Cuz I don't really see them much beyond animal documentaries.
05:56:24 PM Aug 27th 2012
Also Secret Saturdays and Zoo Tycoon.
10:40:58 AM Dec 10th 2011
Does anyone agree with me that the examples from David Attenborough shows and other nature documentaries should be axed? The whole point of nature programmes is that they provide information about all sorts of wild animals, not just the best-known ones.
03:54:41 PM Dec 10th 2011
In which case, I think they'd count as justified examples. And there might still be some merit to them, considering that documentaries on well-known animals (like lions, chimpanzees, elephants, etc.) probably still outnumber those that focus on less well known animals.
09:59:36 PM Oct 29th 2011
Maybe I'm missing something, but the trope does not mention anything about being "well known" or not. Surely any species that is not often seen in fictional works qualifies, regardless of whether the general public is well aware of their existence?
10:38:42 AM Dec 10th 2011
I sure hope so, since I'd be disturbed if some of the animals mentioned here are "little-known".
12:27:53 PM Jul 13th 2011
There's a lot of aardvarks, anteaters, and mongeese in this list. The question is, are they at the fringes of well-known or at the top of seldom-seen?
05:40:15 AM Oct 22nd 2011
It's mongooses, not mongeese. Anyways, I've removed all the anteater or aardvark examples, I think they're very well-known animals. I don't know about mongooses.
06:36:51 PM Dec 10th 2010
In western animation - How about Perry the platypus from Phineus and Ferb?
05:03:26 AM Jan 22nd 2011
Debateble. Platypodes are pretty popular - and almost everyone knows what a platypus is. Not being commonly known is one of the main requirments for this trope.
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