Do Guinea Pigs Appear in Ice Age: Continental Drift?
A bit of research online brought us the answer. Unfortunately, it is no. There are not guinea pigs in the film. According to the Ice Age page on Wikipedia, these small animals are called Hyrax. The Wiki has spoilers so don’t read the article if you plan to see the movie.
Are hyrax related to guinea pigs in some way? Not really. They’re roughly the same size and shape but hyrax aren’t rodents. Guinea pigs and hyrax share the same Kingdom: (Animalia), Phylum (Chordata) and Class: (Mammalia) but that’s where it ends. As a cartoon character however, they apparently appear quite similar.
So congratulations to the hyrax community for being featured in the movie. Maybe next time, we’ll see some guinea pigs or other wonderful members of the cavy family.
The Ice Age: Continental Drift animated film will be released in theaters in the US on July 13, 2012.
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