Wiki Wormhole: Alligators, anteaters, and armadillos abound on Wikipedia’s list of exotic pets

With more than 4.9 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or packing your bags to go live on Kepler-452b. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 4,931,304-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: Exotic pets

Somehow “space monkey” isn’t on the list, even though Space Ghost and the Wonder Twins both had one.

What it’s about: You can keep your dogs, cats, and tropical fish. Some pet owners aren’t happy unless they own an arctic fox, marmot, or cassowary. Any animal can be a pet if you’re determined enough to keep it in your house, and anything you can’t get food for at Petco is considered an exotic pet. Wikipedia has an eye-opening list of some of the most popular ones.

Despite what Mel Blanc taught …

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