The baboon is seen only in African Lying Safari. It finds Cody trapped on the branch of a tree and captures him. Later, it is seen giving him a foot massage, which Cody seems to enjoy. However, once Sierra arrives, the baboon and its family become violent and begin to screech at her. Sierra is jealous of the fact that Cody enjoys spending time with the baboons instead of her, and attacks them, eventually knocking three of them unconscious and forcing the one who captured Cody to flee.
The beaver is first seen in the opening sequence for Total Drama Island when a camera from underground pops up under it. Several beavers are seen building a dam and building a sleeping Owen into it by a river in The Big Sleep. Later in the episode, Chris reads a book to the five remaining campers who are awake, about the history of Canada.
In Wawanakwa Gone Wild!, while Chris is doing the recap, a beaver bites him. Chris is about to curse at the beaver, but stops mid-sentence and instead asks the audience if they think he needs a rabies shot from the bite. During the challenge in this episode, Geoff is assigned to catch a beaver, which he proceeds to do. He enters a beaver home and tries to persuade them to follow him, but they slap him with their tails. An angered Geoff tells them to stop, but they continue to beat him anyway. Eventually, he brings the dam to the cage and shakes the beavers into it to end the challenge. The beavers later attack Owen when he was locked in the cage with them and the other animals.
In The Very Last Episode, Really!, an alarmed beaver is seen when Owen is sliding down the fireman's pole, making a loud screeching noise that rang throughout the whole island. In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, Harold mentions beavers to Noah repeatedly throughout the start of the episode, mentioning that he has diaries and sketches about beavers and how they differ to rats. He tells Noah that he can borrow his collection of beaver diaries to learn more about beavers, to which Noah turns down the offer. Later in the episode, Heather crashes through the roof of a beaver dam after a hang-gliding incident, and yells at the beavers, who proceed to repeatedly smack her head with their tails.
The blowfish is used in the extreme cooking challenge in Who Can You Trust?, when Lindsay and Trent, are up against Bridgette and Geoff. According to Chris, the fish contains enough poison to kill at least thirty people. They must be sliced very carefully to cut around all the poisonous organs. He also says that the poison paralyzes the nerves and there's no known antidote. Bridgette is able to successfully prepare the blowfish in the form of sushi, which she feeds to Geoff. Geoff is shown to not be harmed whatsoever by it. Lindsay, however, prepares a mangled mess of a dish for Trent (whom she made to look tastier with a ketchup smiley face), who nonetheless eats it. After eating it, he collapses and convulses, having been poisoned by it.
The blowfish is next seen in Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen when the girls have to prepare a Japanese dinner for the winner of the reward challenge. This includes a dish called Kung Fu Noodle Soup, which is made of vegetable broth, noodles, and the "seven deadliest species of fish known to man" (including the blowfish). Beth claims she is allergic to fish when they're still alive, so she can't help Courtney cook it. Courtney eventually incorrectly manages to cook the dish, as Owen is poisoned after tasting the soup.
Butterflies first appear in Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama, Island flying around Justin when he is in the forest. A monarch butterfly appears in Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er! during Cameron's first confessional, as well as his first audition. It is revealed to to weigh much more than him. Another monarch butterfly appears later in the same episode and it is eaten by a mutant squirrel.
ChameleonThe chameleon is introduced in Top Dog's animal buddy challenge, when Duncan chooses it. He does this in memory of his beloved pet, Scruffy, although he fails to remember that Scruffy is an arachnid and the chameleon is a reptile. He tries to train it to turn itself into the color of his mohawk. However, it fails several times. This is partly due to the fact that Owen kept sabotaging the pair by spray painting Duncan's mohawk into a different color each time it was told to change color and it would then change to that color. By the end of the first challenge, the chameleon finally changes into the right color. In the second challenge, the chameleon was supposed to be Duncan's guide out of the woods. Duncan claims that chameleons are stupid animals and mentions that he should have picked the bear so he could hitch a ride back to the film lot without having to walk. The chameleon then camouflages with the scenery and Duncan believes it is missing for the rest of the episode. It does not reappear until Owen points out that Duncan and his chameleon are bonding, and it then reappeared on Duncan's head. Having blended in with his mohawk, Duncan then realized that it was on his head the whole time.
ChickenIn Phobia Factor, it is revealed that Tyler has an irrational fear of chickens. The reason he is afraid of them, however, is never given. During his challenge, he couldn't last more than three minutes in the chicken pen. He even panicked to the point that he went into the fetal position, rocking back and forth. Tyler was later voted off for this and was sent on the Boat of Losers with tears in his eyes. Mainly, it was increasingly non-chicken related puns from his ex-teammates, only to be stopped by Courtney, that made him upset. He screams in horror when he realizes that the Boat of Losers is filled with chicken cages. It was most likely courtesy of Chris and Chef. In I Triple Dog Dare You!, when Heather is forced to act like a chicken, she has another chicken beside her.
A chipmunk was first seen in Total Drama Island which it scurries up to Bridgette while she is trying to conquer her fear of staying alone in the woods for six hours in Phobia Factor. When Bridgette sees the chipmunk, it frightens her, causing her to kick it out of the forest in fear. A chipmunk is briefly seen when Izzy's bike goes through a bush and it suddenly appears, desperately grabbing onto Leshawna's weave in an attempt to not fall off in That's Off the Chain!.
In Wawanakwa Gone Wild!, the chipmunk is Owen's animal to capture. It scurries away from him and runs up a tree, so Owen follows it. Owen tries making friends by talking in third person about his skills as a naturalist with the chipmunk and saying he loves it. However, the chipmunk bites him on the nose and Owen falls off of the tree branch he is on because he is too heavy. The chipmunk lands safely with a parachute, which it pulls out of nowhere. Owen eventually leads the chipmunk into the cage and screams at Chris to close the door. Chris asks if he is sure about that because when he closes the door, Owen is attacked by all of the animals including the chipmunk, because he locked himself in. In Total Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama Island, two chipmunks briefly appear, one fainting into the other chipmunk's arms, while the other fawns over Justin as he walks past them.In the Total Drama World Tour Drop of Shame game, the chipmunk is seen on a parachute taking pictures throughout the game. In Awwwwww, Drumheller, the chipmunk is one of the many animals briefly seen running out of the Total Drama Jumbo Jet, before Sierra accidentally causes it to explode when she brings out Cody's birthday cake from plane.
The condor is seen in Rapa Phooey!. The eggs of the mother condor was used as part of the challenge. One of the eggs hatched and Sierra named the chick Cody, Jr. After collecting the eggs, the contestants are tasked in placing the eggs back to the mother condor's nest while singing Condor. Eventually, Heather wins the challenge as the mother condor was being distracted by Cody, Jr. The father condor also made a brief appearance chasing the contestant in the cave leading to the nest.
The dogs debut in I See London... as the guard dogs that protect the final clue in order to find Jack the Ripper. Gwen and Courtney see the dogs first and they growl ferociously at both of them. However, Gwen wins them over when she pretends to want to play ball with them by using a jewel encrusted egg, allowing the girls to receive their last clue, which was in the egg. Not long after, Owen and Noah run into the dogs, which then attack Owen. Owen doesn't seem to mind, as he does not show any signs of pain when they bite him all over his entire body, even joking that they looked like a fur coat. When Owen and Noah run into Jack the Ripper, Owen attempts to make the dogs attack the Ripper, but they attack him instead. One of the dogs manages to steal a sausage from Owen's pocket, which he accidentally kicks out of its mouth and into the Ripper's hands, prompting them to attack him instead. This allows Team Chris Is Really Really Really Really Hot to capture the Ripper. The dogs appear once more in a never-before-seen clip from Aftermath Aftermayhem, in the "That's Gonna Leave A Mark" segment, where several of them leap onto Noah in the confessional after he holds up a sausage.
A female corgi with a bow, similar to the guard dog corgis, appears on a podium during Blainerific, when Blaineley says that she was the hostess of "The Puppy Bachelorette."
A cricket first appears in Beach Blanket Bogus, during the first challenge. It gets iced and it's leg fall off. It is later seen in Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special after the original twenty-two contestants, plus Sierra are kicked out of the award ceremony. It starts making noises while a tumbleweed passes through. It is then crushed by Duncan.
CrocodileThe crocodiles first appear in Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1, swimming in the Nile river during the song Rowin' Time. The crocodiles are the main reason Team Victory loses the episode's challenge, as one of them eats the stick they are supposed to retain in order to avoid elimination. This results in Ezekiel's elimination, since he was the one who tried to hit the crocodile with it. In Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon the crocodile is shown in the group of caged animals brought on stage as a part of the segment, "DJ's World of Animals," even though he was never seen getting hurt by DJ. The crocodile goes on a rampage with the rest of the animals against everyone in the studio, after Blaineley sets it free in an attempt to receive more donations. It attacks Beth and Eva before the show cuts off.
In Rock n' Rule, after Lindsay comes out of the shower and starts singing, a startled deer is seen running away from her.
In Slap Slap Revolution, after Tyler unintentionally causes an avalanche, Owen is seen riding a deer down the mountain and holding onto its antlers. In Hawaiian Style, Harold chooses a deer to represent Cody, for reasons that go beyond his "large, innocent eyes and tiny tail." During the challenge when Harold is about to place the lei on the deer, he misses and drops the lei. The deer eats the lei, causing him to receive second place in the challenge.
In The Final Wreck-ening, two deers, along with other animals, can be seen riding the Boat of Losers after the island sank at the end of the episode.
The dingo appears exclusively in Picnic at Hanging Dork, where Owen accidentally picks it up during a challenge in which he was supposed to catch a sheep; the dingo attacks Owen for this. Later, Duncan throws the dingo at Cody as revenge for his negative actions, and it is last seen entangled in a rope with Cody.
In Justin's audition tape, a dolphin washes up on shore, attempting to be closer to Justin. In If You Can't Take The Heat..., the driver of the truck which delivered food was a dolphin with a delivery hat and suit on. It smiled and made a high-pitched sound when it arrived. One of the List of disgusting meals the contestants were forced to eat were dolphin wieners in Brunch of Disgustingness, but DJ and Bridgette refused to, causing a different tie-breaker between the two teams.
A donkey named Ace is seen in Chinese Fake-Out. He is provided by Chris for the first challenge of racing across the Great Wall of China. Cody ends up using him for the challenge. During the second challenge, Cody is heard saying that he thought the first meal was Ace, and that he wouldn't eat it, because he had developed a bond with him.
A duck appeared in Wawanakwa Gone Wild! where Gwen was assigned to catch it as part of the day's challenge. The duck was surprisingly fast, taking Gwen by surprise. In frustration, Gwen vented, "Last time I checked, ducks waddled." It is the first animal to be caught and due to this, Gwen wins the episode's reward. At the end of the episode, it attacks Owen along with all the other animals that had been captured.
Ducks appeared again in Total Drama: Revenge of the island in Runaway Model. Along the way to Boney Island, Sam begins to hallucinate two 8-bit ducks with targets on them. The duck is one of the few non-mutated animals in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island.
Ducks return in Total Drama All-Stars. A duck makes an appearance in Moon Madness, where it gets affected by the Blue-Harvest Moon. It is first shown attacking Zoey, quacking demonically. Later it finds Cameron's discarded hat and puts it on, where it looks through eye-holes in the hat.
The eagle first appears in the opening sequence. After Owen knocks out a fish with his noxious fart, an eagle comes by, catches it and flies off. Later on in the sequence, the eagle drops the dead fish onto DJ's lap. This startles DJ and frightens the animals surrounding him in turn, so they attack him. In Up the Creek, Chris fires a gun into the air to start the challenge and he accidentally kills an eagle. In Who Can You Trust?, DJ trusts Geoff to take care of DJ's bunny and a snake eats Bunny, followed by an eagle eating the snake, and finally a shark eating the eagle. In The Very Last Episode, Really!, as part of the challenge, Owen and Gwen have to transport eagle eggs across the lake. The eagles attack both of them to get their eggs back. During the scene where the bus is barely halted from hitting the ground in Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special, a gopher sticks its head out of the ground and is shocked, but then relieved when the bus has halted. Moments later, it quickly gets picked up by an eagle, which flies off with it. During Dawn's audition, an eagle swoops down and takes away her squirrel. In Ice Ice Baby, an eagle swoops down to pick up a mutated rat, but the rat's eyes glow green and the eagle is tossed around telekintically by the mouse.
Emus exclusively appear in Picnic at Hanging Dork, where the contestants have to capture and ride an emu up the famous Hanging Rock of Australia. The emus are fond of pecking and/or attacking the contestants and Chris' interns.
In Wawanakwa Gone Wild!, Leshawna is assigned the frog. Leshawna only takes a bucket from the boathouse, assuming she can capture the frog easily with it. However, it is not an easy task for Leshawna, as the frog irritates her by constantly luring her into unusually deep puddles instead of walking into the bucket. Leshawna begins to grow desperate in order to catch the frog, even trying to lure it towards her with cheese, which frogs don't eat. The frog still ignores Leshawna's pleas and forces her to come closer to her. Leshawna tries to ignore this trick, but eventually moves closer and ends up falling in the water again. Eventually, she captures the frog, (although it happens off-screen) and dumps it angrily into the cage. The frog later attacks Owen with all the other caged animals when he gets himself locked in the cage. The frog also makes an appearance in The Princess Pride, where it is kissed by Courtney, after she sings her song. The frog jumps out of her hands and lands on Justin's face, which makes him scream in terror at the thought of getting warts from it.
The jellyfish made their first appearance during the second part of the three blind challenges. Four campers had to trapeze across a pond filled with jellyfish, in which two contestants, one on each team, were blindfolded. For the Killer Bass, Harold successfully caught a blindfolded Bridgette as she jumped to him. For the Screaming Gophers, Lindsay attempted to catch a blindfolded Heather as she jumped to her, but Lindsay timed it wrong and Heather fell into the pond, resulting in Heather's trip to the infirmary. The second meal that the campers had to eat for the challenge in Brunch of Disgustingness was a pizza topped with jellyfish, grasshoppers, and live anchovies.
The jellyfish briefly appears for the first time in Total Drama Action in Crouching Courtney, Hidden Owen, when Courtney and Beth had to prepare a noodle soup consisting of the "seven deadliest fish known to man," of which the jellyfish was one. Courtney was seen fighting with a jellyfish, as she attempts to prepare the kung fu noodle soup.
In Picnic at Hanging Dork, after Cody hit Duncan while he was trying to get on his emu, Duncan charged at Cody in retaliation. His punch misses and he passes by, getting knocked flat by a kangaroo's kick. The kangaroo carries Duncan in its pouch up to Hanging Rock, and due to this Duncan is covered by slime when the kangaroo removes him. The kangaroo then proceeds to punch Duncan for mocking it. As the plane leaves Australia, the kangaroo is seen shaking its fist at the cast. In the exclusive clip for the same episode, it is shown kicking Gwen when she landed in the forest after her Drop of Shame. In Aftermath Aftermayhem, the kangaroo is seen once again, during Leshawna's challenge, where her goal was to defeat it in a boxing match in order to continue competing in the Second Chance Challenge. The kangaroo yawns repetitively in boredom, and knocks Leshawna out when Harold accidentally distracts her. Harold then proceeds to jump in the ring and avenge her, but the kangaroo knocks him out quickly and yawns once again in boredom.
In Picnic at Hanging Dork, Chris sets up a tie-breaker challenge for Courtney and Gwen, this challenge involved feeding eucalyptus leaves to two hungry baby koalas. The koalas both attacked their respective contestant, scratching at their faces, but eventually they eat the food and become complacent.
The lion's only appearance so far was in African Lying Safari. During the challenge, when Heather was looking for Ezekiel, a lion appeared from behind the bushes, which caused Heather to run away terrified. While Chris was cutting for a commercial break, the lion scared him with his roar. The lion is also mentioned in Wake Up by Alejandro. In an exclusive clip for the episode, the lion is seen trapped in quicksand with Duncan right after he took his second Drop of Shame.
In Not So Happy Campers - Part 1, a loon was seen in the confessional stall putting on lipstick. It then notices that it was being filmed, and has a startled expression on its face until the confessional turns to static. In That's Off the Chain! it laughs at Heather after Lindsay calls Heather's shoes tacky.
The monkeys first appear in The Am-AH-Zon Race. During the night, DJ slaps many monkeys thinking they are bugs, but Lindsay tells him that they aren't bugs. He sees that they were only trying to get some of the bananas that Team Victory won as a reward. DJ bandages the monkeys which he had hurt earlier and begins to walk down the trail with Lindsay, when he steps on a twig and awakens the monkeys, causing them to attack him, while Lindsay watches in horror. They also appear in cages in Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon, the monkeys jump around in the cage until Blaineley lets them out. They then attack Geoff. After the break, Lindsay walks out with a monkey punching her head while she wonders where Tyler is.
A much larger red octopus appears in the game Total Drama Freezer Burn, in which it will attack Alejandro on contact.
A different looking Praire Dog is first seen in Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special after the bus falls, in result of chasing the Total Drama Dirtbags' bus. It survived the bus crash thanks to Leshawna's bra, but it is then captured by an eagle.
Rats appear frequently during Total Drama Action and Total Drama World Tour. One is seen crawling around the space set in 2008: A Space Owen; another is seen chewing on a CD that Chris had sent Josh and Blaineley at the Celebrity Manhunt studio in Celebrity Manhunt's Total Drama Action Reunion Special.
Several rats live on the Total Drama Jumbo Jet; a few are seen parachuting out of the plane in Anything Yukon Do, I Can Do Better, in The Am-AH-Zon Race one ends up falling into Noah's mouth while he sleeps, but is immediately spat out. Another rat on the plane has its cheese stolen from it by Ezekiel in Niagara Brawls.
In the beginning of Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er! another mutant rat appears under one of the bed of one of the Cabins. It is shown to have a massive brain due to the radioactive waste. It is seen again at the beginning of Ice Ice Baby where it walks and stops at one point as it sees a eagle who is about to catch him until he uses his mind to pause it and slam it from side to side. It then goes in the main lodge through a hole.
It's then shown next to Cameron with the latter very excited to see it. He called it a "cute Apodemus sylvaticus." He was about to touch it until the rat flies in the air using his mind. All of the contestants then run out of the main lodge to avoid getting hit by a refrigerator with presumably the rat's mind. It is also possible that his mind also controlled Mike for a moment as he was shown not running with the others as well as getting thrown out and hitting the ground on his face.
These small, carnivorous beetles are seen in Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 1 and Walk Like An Egyptian - Part 2 in Egypt. They emerge from a chamber in the ancient pyramid traversed by the contestants after DJ accidentally destroys a mummified dog he finds, indicating that they are a part of the Curse of the Mummified Dog.
The beetles attack and devour an intern and then prepare to attack the contestants, who then sing Lovin' Time in an attempt to soothe them into mating with each other rather than attacking them. The song works on them, but when Ezekiel ruins the song's rhythm, the scarabs become enraged and crawl towards the contests, who narrowly escape by fleeing.
A very small green snake appears as part of DJ's fear challenge in Phobia Factor. DJ screams when the snake blinks, but Sadie assures him that blinking means that the snake likes him. B Another larger and orange snake blew Owen's cover in Paintball Deer Hunter. Another pink one ate DJ's bunny. The snake was then eaten by a shark after being grabbed by an eagle in Who Can You Trust?. In Brunch of Disgustingness, when Trent is in the confessional, a snake is seen with a rabbit in its stomach, though it's unclear if this rabbit is DJ's Bunny or just a different bunny.
It briefly appeared in No Pain, No Game, wrapped around DJ as one of his challenges in a montage sequence. A snake held the key to Izzy's treasure chest in Search and Do Not Destroy, and Izzy comments on how it's friendly; it then bites her head, causing her to pass out. The last, and probably most significant appearance of a snake was in Camp Castaways. It first arrived by falling out of a tree just as the final four campers were reunited, forcing them to take refuge in the tree house, which was too high for it to reach. Duncan describes it as "a 50-foot python with an attitude." It kept them trapped there for several hours, according to Gwen, before Owen knocks it out with Mr. Coconut, allowing them to finally escape the treacherous animal.
In Total Drama World Tour, a snake made a brief appearance in the second aftermath sideshow called "DJ's World of Animals," as one of the animals that DJ affected during his curse. The snake immediately attacks Blaineley, and wraps itself around her neck after she unlocks the cages containing the animals. This causes Blaineley to wear a neck-brace for the remainder of the episode.
The Snapping Turtle is a reptilian animal that has a shell, into which it uses for defense. It also has a very powerful jaw. It is one of the many animals that appear throughout the Total Drama series.
In No Pain, No Game, Duncan's challenge from spinning The Wheel of Misfortune was to avoid the barrage of the nastiest snapping turtles in all of Camp Wawanakwa, while Chef Hatchet launches them at him with a hockey stick. Duncan manages to survive the required ten seconds, but not before being completely covered by turtles that were biting his entire body.
In Broadway, Baby!, during the Big Apple challenge, DJ volunteers to get the apple for his team, but is attacked by the turtles. When he finally manages to get away from them, there is still one is hanging on to his shirt. DJ pries it off , nicknaming it "Mr. Nibbles", and throws it back into the water, only for it to be eaten by a larger snapping turtle, which continues the running gag of DJ's Curse of the Mummified Dog.
In Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon, during the "DJ's World of Animals" segment, meant to raise money for Total Drama, the clip of DJ making the snapping turtle get eaten by a larger snapping turtle is shown again. The turtle is also shown in a cage with the rest of the animals that DJ had hurt. When Blaineley releases all the animals in an attempt to get more money for the telethon, the turtle attacks Bridgette.
In The Bold and the Booty-ful, a single snapping turtle appeared as a booby trap for Mal and it bit him on the hand. However, Mal growled at the snapping turtle and it ran off whimpering.
In The Final Wreck-ening, a snapping turtle, along with other animals, can be seen riding the Boat of Losers after the island sank at the end of the episode.
Stymphalian Canadian geese
These geese live in nests on the cliffs of Boney Island, where they attacked the Screaming Gophers. They eat bread, like any other goose, as seen in Up the Creek, when Cody throws bread at them and they begin to eat it and stop chasing them. They may be omnivores, as they eat the bread, but also attack the campers.
During the campers time on the deserted island in Camp Castaways, Duncan finds a particularly large egg. Gwen finds out about this egg, and as they were both hungry they begin to fight over it. A goose then flies over them and cries out, implying that it is a goose egg. It then attacks Duncan to get its egg back and carries him off the ground. Gwen attempts to capture the goose by throwing a lasso around its leg, but the goose is easily able to lift Gwen off the ground as well. It later releases them for unknown reasons.
They reappear in One Million Bucks, B.C. where one stole Heather's new wig, attacked Harold at the end of the episode for "stealing" it's egg and Heather attacking the one that stole her wig. These geese however, may have been animatronic.
In Search and Do Not Destroy, while DJ was attempting to capture his key, the woodpecker is shown pecking at the branch, slowing DJ down.
A seemingly normal woodpecker was shown in Runaway Model trying to peck at Anne Maria's hair.
The woolly beavers' first appearance was in Up the Creek. After the Screaming Gophers arrived at Boney Island, the beavers began chasing them while they attempted to carry their canoes through the woods. The beavers eventually stopped chasing the Gophers after they got to a swamp-like area. These animals also appear in Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon. Leshawna, piggybacking Duncan, runs into a cave, and then immediately runs back out, as the beavers were inhabiting the cave as well.
The beavers appear in One Million Bucks, B.C. due to the theme of the prehistoric challenge. Harold, while looking for firewood for the challenge, stumbled upon their dam from the set of the movie Rodents That Kill parts one and two. However, when Duncan asks if they are animatronic, Chris says yes, but winks to the camera to show he was either lying or playing the viewers. They chase after Harold until Leshawna attacks them, then reappear during the final challenge of the episode, gnawing away at the pillar, which causes Harold and Justin to both fall into the tar pit, giving both teams a point. Contrary to what Duncan believes, the woolly beavers can, in fact, swim through tar, eat things besides wood, and climb.
The woolly beavers return in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island in Runaway Model. They are seen when the contestants visit Boney Island eating the bones of the workers sent in to build a resort by Chris, wearing their hardhats, even one of them drinking their coffee. At the end of the episode Lindsay is seen asking them who ate the construction workers for directions back to Camp Wawanakwa, who in turn begin growling hungrily at her.