I was watching Dora in the City with my 4 yo when it struck me that all of Dora's friends were human and that there were no anthropomorphic talking animals from Dora the Explorer. In fact, Dora seemed amazed that someone had invented a video camera that could translate what puppies were saying.

So what happened to all of Dora's talking animal friends? Did they stay where they were when Dora moved to the city? Or were they all just imaginary and no longer exist now that Dora is a pre-teen?


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Check out:

Season 2 Episode 2: Return to the Rainforest

Dora's city friends travel back to the rainforest with Boots so that they can rescue Backpack and Map.

Characters include: Boots, Benny Isa, Tico, Backpack, Map, Swiper, Fiesta Trio, Big Red Chicken (a personal favorite), Grumpy Old Troll, Petunia, Chocolate Tree and Mariana the Mermaid.

Season 2 Episode 7 & 8: Rainforest Reunion parts 1 & 2

Dora returns to the rainforest for a picnic with Boots; Swiper gets tangled in his new swiping spring; Dora is transported to a magical night circus when she watches the class pet.

  • So would you say that they were left in the rainforest? (Make this answer bigger and post a picture!)
    – user40790
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 17:47
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    @TGnat - Thanks for this. Now I can tell my daughter something rather than that he wasn't real & avoid follow-on questions about Santa, Tooth Fairy and the rest of the Western mythos....
    – Doug B
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 19:42

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