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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' takes place in a fictional area, but it sometimes falls into this trope with the FishingMinigame, as you catch tilapia in the ocean (they should be in lake environments and also shouldn't even be found in the game as Stardew Valley has cold, snowy winters which would kill the tropical tilapia) and lingcod in rivers (they should be in the ocean).


** ''Disney/TheJungleBook2'' has ocelots make a small appearance during a song. Ocelots live in South America. Same goes to the hippos considering how they live in Africa.
** In the animated spin-off ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'', aside from Louie there's baboons (there's some evil ones during season 1), babirusa, cheetah (surprisingly, they were cheetahs in India until the early 20th century) and many other critters.

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** ''Disney/TheJungleBook2'' has ocelots make a small appearance during a song. Ocelots live in South America. Same goes to the hippos and a Thompson’s gazelle considering how they live in Africa.
Africa as well as what appear to be black sifaka lemurs which live naturally only on Madagascar.
** In the animated spin-off ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs'', aside from Louie there's baboons (there's some evil ones during season 1), babirusa, cheetah (surprisingly, they (actually a downplayed example in that were cheetahs in India until the early 20th century) and many other critters.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "Night of the Octopod", the inactive Octopod is shocked back to life by an electric eel. At the base of ''Niagara Falls''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "Night of the Octopod", the inactive Octopod is shocked back to life by an electric eel. At the base of ''Niagara Falls''.''UsefulNotes/NiagaraFalls''.


* Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has Japanese Macaques, Red Pandas, Binturong and Komodo Dragons in West Africa.

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* The Explorers' Notes of ''VideoGame/ArkSurvivalEvolved'' show Helena enthusiastic at getting to study living dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, until this trope ([[MorePredatorsThanPrey among]] [[AllAnimalsAreDomesticated others]]) [[DiscussedTrope causes her to realize]] the Island is an artificially maintained FantasticNatureReserve. Her in-universe tipping point is seeing a ''Tyrannosaurus'' in the ''tundra''.


* ''Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' has skunks and raccoons in England. While there are feral populations of both in England, they were not reported until several years after the film's release.

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* ''Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' ''[[Film/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians1996 101 Dalmatians]]'' (1996) has skunks and raccoons in England. While there are feral populations of both in England, they were not reported until several years after the film's release.

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*** In the same game, though, there's an acknowledged and in-universe example: when playing as Kassandra, it's possible to engage in an extensive hunting side quest which will eventually take you to the island of Kythira to kill the Krokottas Hyena. Once you begin the fight, Kassandra will directly remark that such animals aren't native to Greece (or at least to Kythira) and wonders how it even got there.

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* Although it went to some lengths to be culturally-informed about Africa, Creator/GaryGygax's "Fantasy Masters" system-neutral RPG product ''Aesheba: Greek Africa'' made some serious gaffes with its roster of wildlife. Not only does it include tigers (Asian) and anacondas (South American) among its roster of ostensibly purely-African wildlife, but it even claims that the appearance of an owl at the Greek immigrants' new shrine to Athena ''must'' be a divine omen, as [[InvertedTrope owls aren't found there]]. There are about ''fifty'' species of owl in Africa, and ''Athene noctua'', the specific type associated with Athena in classical times, is present there in far greater numbers than in Greece.
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* Season 3 of ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has Japanese Macaques, Red Pandas, Binturong and Komodo Dragons in West Africa.


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* In the episode "Business School", the bat that Dwight finds in the office is an Egyptian fruit bat, which is definitely not found in the United States, much less in Pennsylvania.
* Downplayed in the episode "Fun Run", which shows a brief scene showing Darryl feeding a fox squirrel. Fox squirrels ARE known from Pennsylvania, but they are not found as far north as Scranton, which is where the show is set. To some extent, this may be because the show was filmed in California, where fox squirrels are present as an introduced species.

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In the episode "Business School", the bat that Dwight finds in the office is an Egyptian fruit bat, which is definitely not found in the United States, much less in Pennsylvania.
* ** Downplayed in the episode "Fun Run", which shows a brief scene showing Darryl feeding a fox squirrel. Fox squirrels ARE known from Pennsylvania, but they are not found as far north as Scranton, which is where the show is set. To some extent, this may be because the show was filmed in California, where fox squirrels are present as an introduced species.

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''Series/TheOfficeUS'':
* In the episode "Business School", the bat that Dwight finds in the office is an Egyptian fruit bat, which is definitely not found in the United States, much less in Pennsylvania.
* Downplayed in the episode "Fun Run", which shows a brief scene showing Darryl feeding a fox squirrel. Fox squirrels ARE known from Pennsylvania, but they are not found as far north as Scranton, which is where the show is set. To some extent, this may be because the show was filmed in California, where fox squirrels are present as an introduced species.


See also NoisyNature, IncorrectAnimalNoise, DiurnalNocturnalAnimal, ArtisticLicensePaleontology, ArtisticLicenseOrnithology, SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying, SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying, and PolarBearsAndPenguins.

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See also NoisyNature, IncorrectAnimalNoise, AnachronisticAnimal, DiurnalNocturnalAnimal, ArtisticLicensePaleontology, ArtisticLicenseOrnithology, SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying, SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying, and PolarBearsAndPenguins.


* Many anime and manga taking place in ancient Japan have wolves which did live in Japan before going extinct, however the appearance is usually that of gray wolves that live in Europe or North America while the Japanese Wolf looked like [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Honshu-wolf3.jpg this]].



** In one of his short stories a “South American boomslang” is responsible for making the paramedics think the viewpoint character is dead. The only snake called a boomslang is from sub-Saharan Africa (its common name is Dutch/Afrikaans for “tree snake”). King admits he got the idea from Creator/AgathaChristie who had a properly placed boomslang kill someone and he just [[InherentlyFunnyWords liked the name]].

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** In one of his short stories a “South American boomslang” boomslang” is responsible for making the paramedics think the viewpoint character is dead. The only snake called a boomslang is from sub-Saharan Africa (its common name is Dutch/Afrikaans for “tree snake”). King admits he got the idea from Creator/AgathaChristie who had a properly placed boomslang kill someone and he just [[InherentlyFunnyWords liked the name]].



* ''WesternAnimation/SimbaENatoUnRe'' has lions, tigers, gray wolves, leopards, and pythons all living in the same jungle.



* Many domestic species are like this: wild horses in the United States are descendants of animals brought over from Europe by Spanish explorers or that escaped from captivity. Likewise, feral populations of cats, dogs, goats, sheep, and pigs are now common in many places that they're not native to. Pigs in particular have proved so able to colonize new territory that they've become a serious ecological problem in places like California, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, and Australia.
** However, horses evolved in North America, and only got to Eurasia relatively recently. They died out in North America about 10,000 years ago, before being reintroduced. Mustang defenders have argued that wild horses should be allowed in National Parks in the American Southwest because the archeological record shows they lived there before humans did.

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* Many domestic species are like this: wild (actually feral) horses in the United States are descendants of animals brought over from Europe by Spanish explorers or that escaped from captivity. Likewise, feral populations of cats, dogs, goats, sheep, pigs, and pigs pigeons are now common in many places that they're not native to. Pigs in particular have proved so able to colonize new territory that they've become a serious ecological problem in places like California, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, and Australia.
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Australia. However, horses evolved in North America, and only got to Eurasia relatively recently. They died out in North America about 10,000 years ago, before being reintroduced. Mustang defenders have argued that wild horses should be allowed in National Parks in the American Southwest because the archeological record shows they lived there before humans did.


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. Marine the Raccoon uses [[LandDownUnder Australian slang]], while the actual echidna has an American accent. Also, said echidna is a descendant of the Maya civilization, a Mesoamerican tribe, and has dreadlocks.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''.''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''. Marine the Raccoon uses [[LandDownUnder Australian slang]], while the actual echidna has an American accent. Also, said echidna is a descendant of the Maya civilization, a Mesoamerican tribe, and has dreadlocks.

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