When fans first glimpsed
Here on earth, animals are considered native, non-native or an invasive species. Native species act in harmony in an ecosystem while a non-native species might have been introduced by an outside element, yet still acts in harmony with a native species. An invasive species, on the other hand, not only infiltrate a new ecosystem but also destroys a native species' chance at survival, throwing everything out of balance.
“The most likely candidates to become invasive species would be those found around
These are merely hypothetical predictions, as we've yet to discover how quickly
Throughout the history of mankind, many species have been introduced into ecosystems and shattered the natural order. One example would be the introduction of cane toads, which are native to Hawaii and were introduced in Australia to keep beetle populations in check. Instead, the toads overpopulated areas while not eating beetles, in addition to predators eating the poisonous toads and removing important predators from the food chain.
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“(We) had gone to shoot this sequence on Skellig Michael, which is the real island location that stands in for Ahch-To, and that island is covered in puffins," designer Jake Lunt Davies told StarWars.com. “It’s a wildlife preserve and everywhere you look there are hundreds of birds dotted around the landscape."
The abundance of the birds caused the production team to improvise.
“You physically can’t get rid of them, and digitally removing them is an issue and a lot of work, so let’s just roll with it, play with it," Davies pointed out. "And so I think [writer/director Rian Johnson] thought, 'Well, that’s great, let’s have our own indigenous species.'"
The Star Wars saga seems to pick and choose which rules of science apply to the films, so this issue might not be addressed in Episode IX, but don't be surprised to find out the First Order was decimated by a
The Last Jedi is in theaters now.