There are plenty of animals in the Matrix and several seen in the real world (see below) however the word of god answer is that none of the animals seen inside the Matrix are real:
TheTrinityACMXCL: What about the animals in the Matrix? Are they real animals or just computer-generated images?
Wachowski Bros: Sadly, they are all computer generated ...
This is answered in The Last Jedi: Visual Dictionary. On the page for Fathiers there are Fathier Jockeys and images of a saddle and whip. As such it appears they are raced with a rider like a horse race.
The skill of the jockeys separates prize-winners from also-rans, but it is a risky profession: falls are often fatal. Most races in ...
The episode you are thinking of is TOS: Journey to Babel and the pet is question was a sehlat named I-Chaya.
Here is a picture from TAS: Yesteryear, in which we finally meet the creature:
A lower-quality image to show the creature's scale at the time of its death:
Here is the dialogue you are remembering:
MCCOY: Spock, I've always suspected that you ...
This is Action Comics #425 - "The Last Moa on Earth".
Strange gases affect the last moa egg
The moa drains the hunter's life forces, growing to an enormous size within hours
Superman fights the beast which can now fly and has become psychic.
Before finally realising that the animal simply wants to go home
Since there are no further mentions of this ...
When Finn and Rose dismount from their fathier and release it, we see them remove the saddle that they’ve been using to ride it. The existence of such saddles implies that they are ridden like horses when being raced.
There are ducks on Naboo in the movies.
Also, in the scripting for Star Wars Obi-Wan said to Luke - "Still even a duck must be taught to swim." to which Luke said "what's a duck."
Page 18 of ANH novelization ("STAR WARS: From the adventures of Luke Skywalker") :
Sandflies buzzed lazily in the cracked eaves of pourstone buildings. A dog barked in the ...
The humpbacks were not brought back to repopulate the species. The main reason they wanted the whales was to answer the probe that was close to Earth and destroying it.
In the movie, a giant probe was moving through space and transmitting a signal which was disabling power to starships as it moved through space. When it reached Earth, the signal had ...
It sounds like Poul Anderson's Brain Wave, a minor classic. The book first came out in 1954, but has been reprinted many times.
Here's the Wikipedia article. Does this sound like the plot?
And an isfdb link. This is the cover I remember from the 70s (It's probably the cover from the 80s as well, since the artist is the same.) Does this look like the cover?
If you'll accept the Vonda McIntyre novelization as a source, it goes into some detail about this.
Apparently they have frozen humpback tissue on hand that they could clone. However, 1) it won't help with the immediate problem, because a cloned whale won't know any of the songs the probe is looking for, and 2) humpbacks are big-brained enough that they ...
Spock's pet sehlat, I-Chaya, was part of a story told twice in Star Trek canon. I-Chaya appeared on screen in the animated episode Yesteryear:
The story was repeated, from Sarek's perspective, in the Next Generation episode Unification I. I-Chaya's role is omitted.
Sehlats appear to have been the only Vulcan pets named in main canon. T'Pol also had one in ...
According the the FAQ on Brian Jacques' official Redwall website, the animals in the Redwall series have no clearly defined size:
Q: Do the animals in your stories walk on all fours or, do they walk erect?
BJ: The creatures in my stories are as big or small as your imagination wants them to be. My imagination does not see them on
Thor Odinson's goats do appear in the comic Marvel Universe. Recently when he lost access to Mjolnir (which in the Marvel Universe is how he gains the power of flight) he was forced to return to his chariot and his two magical goats: Toothgnasher and Toothgrinder.
They do not appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because it isn't necessary that they do. ...
We know about :
Christina, O'Brien's tarantula (TNG: Realm of Fear)
Livingston, Picard's Lionfish
The two Spots, Data's cats (kudos Xantec)
Amanda Rogers' three dogs for a brief period (TNG: True Q) (Kudos Xantec)
Worf's Targ for a few seconds (TNG: Where No One Has Gone Before) (Kudos Xantec again!)
Tasha Yar's cat for a few seconds (TNG: Where No One Has ...
Wikipedia lists him in a list of fictional dogs in animation, which supports the general idea that it's a genetically modified dog. (His name is Kyle; that's what he's listed under in the Wiki article.)
In both films, Gru refers to Kyle as his “dog” when people ask what Kyle is:
In DM, when Gru is showing the girls around the house, Margo ask what Kyle is. ...
According to Ian McKellen's website, Shadowfax was played by two horses. Blanco, mentioned in rand al'thor's answer, was described by McKellen as Shadowfax's "galloping double."
The principal horse, however, was another Andalusian stallion named Domero (bold is my emphasis, italic is McKellen's):
Gandalf of course isn't as sentimental as this Englishman, ...
J.K. Rowling says on Pottermore that the animals the students bring to Hogwarts are not familiars in the proper sense of the term, but rather serve as pets (and, yes, owls handle the mail).
Familiars, in the strictest sense, do not exist within the world of
Harry Potter. Although Hogwarts students are permitted to bring
animals to school with them, ...
I would like to add that the main issue with a goat being able to speak English is the hard palate and teeth of the goat's mouth, and not the vocal cords. Goats are very loud, and make bleating, honking sounds like a whiny human children very often (I suspect they can tell it bothers humans so they do it more). In the lore of most demonic stories, demon ...
Other than looking like a sheep/horse hybrid, and being much larger, we see in The Last Jedi that they are essentially treated no differently than we treat horses. The canon book Star Wars Made Easy literally calls them "space horses"
Graceful and majestic creatures, fathiers are prized across the galaxy
for their ability to run ...
Unknown, but I would guess not.
I can't remember any ruling on this in canon, nor can I recall anybody who had more than one pet at the same time. I also had a look through lists of pets on fan websites; I couldn't find anybody with more than one pet.
This would suggest that you're probably limited to one pet at a time (if not by rules, by practicality).
...so what is the scientifically coherent rational explanation that a goat that is possessed by a demon...
Once you start talking about "possessed by a demon" then "scientifically coherent rational" goes out the window. One is magic, the other one science. If you can suspend disbelief enough to allow for demonic possession, then a talking goat should be ...
Yes. You don't need to consume - and especially know how to make - potions to live in a wizarding world, and you don't need to pass Potions class to be in school.
Neville Longbottom had about as much Potions success as a vegan student would, considering practical results of his potions. Somehow he managed to graduate and become a professor.
You also don't ...
The animals are called horses, even though they clearly are not:
A rider emerged from the storm. He rode astride a native creature
that Federation settlers jokingly referred to as a “horse.” For some
reason the term had caught on, though the beast resembled no Earth
animal J’Onn had ever seen. Granted, it was a quadruped, but larger
In Raymond Z. Gallun's classic novelette "Seeds of the Dusk" (first published in Astounding Science-Fiction, June 1938, available at the Internet Archive), crows have evolved near-human intelligence, but don't have technology. Kaw the crow is one of the main characters in this far-future alien invasion story:
Kaw, the Crow, recognized in this thing that ...
While they can be useful, the students’ animals are mainly pets.
Presuming this question is referring to only the students’ pets (excluding, for example, Dumbledore’s phoenix Fawkes, Salazar’s basilisk, and the Dark Lord’s snake Nagini), they’re mostly pets. Owls of course are also a way for students to send messages, though anyone who doesn’t have their ...
It would certainly be difficult. Barring having to find a wand without an animal core, you would have to contend with parchment, quills, dragonhide gloves, etc... potions is really the least of our worries. That said, given that this is MAGIC, perhaps one could transfigure common items into what you actually need. Depending on how flexible you are as a ...
I have not found a specific term for what you describe, but this tendency is explained historically on Wikipedia, with a list of examples in alphabetical order.
Short answer is no, we don't know any.
Neither "The Hobbit" nor "The lord of the Rings" contain any mention of Gandalf's previous horse's name. There are only mentions of "a / my horse" or "I rode" when Gandalf spoke directly:
"At the end of June I was in the Shire, but a cloud of anxiety was on my mind, and I rode to the southern borders of the little ...
They are known as Vulptices or a Vulptex
Vulptices are native creatures of the mineral planet Crait. They live in the caves and tunnels under the surface of the salt flats which cover Crait. After the departure of the rebels from their base on Crait allowed the Vulptices to roam through the structures left behind by the rebels and the caves behind the base.
In light of recent developments in the Star Wars canon, I'll add an updated answer.
In the canon novel Lords of the Sith, Sidious uses the "like
rats from a sinking ship" simile. They are also shown in Return
of the Jedi and are mentioned in other works.
Alderaanian wolf-cats and Endor Boar-Wolves exist, implying
that wolves, ...