Meet Will Ferrell, Expert Of ‘The Rarest And Most Endangered Animals’

Animal experts have been a staple of late night programs dating back to 1983 when Jack Hanna, the Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Will Ferrell paid homage to the animal expert when he visited Stephen Colbert on The Late Show‘s post-Super Bowl episode.

Will Ferrell walked onto the set to an elevator rendition of “Hotline Bling, and he was rocking a khaki ensemble. He told Colbert that his show “doesn’t have a regularly scheduled animal expert.” The villain from Zoolander added, “So, I thought I could step in and fill the gap.” Ferrell even had a name for his segment, “All About The Animals.”

He brought Mulan, a short-spined Peruvian mongoose on to the show, which totally might be a kitten. It’s the only one in the entire world, but Ferrell promised that there are breeding programs in place to increase the population.

“Well, we’re going to have to cross it with something,” Ferrell’s solution to a lack of mates. “Something cool like a wolverine or possibly a dirt bike.”

Ferrell explained his next exotic animal:

“This is Kayak. This is a Mongolian bush tiger. You can tell it’s a boy. He’s got a huge strip sack. He’s just a year old, believe it or not. He’s going to grow to be 11-feet-long. He’s going to weigh over 600 pounds. A Mongolian tiger can take down a full-grown moose.”

Kayak, totally might be a guinea pig.

Then there was Cilantro, an extremely rare “duck-bodied platypus” from Chinatown, which totally might be a duck.

See all of “the rarest and most endangered animals” with exotic animal expert Will Ferrell.