The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
The turao is a hostile cyan-green-grey parrot with wing claws. They are tamed, or made not hostile by feeding them bananas, which grow in the jungle like cocoa beans. They are weak, but have high knockback. If sat on a fence, they can be fed a banana, they can be made to 'kick' you very far, dealing no damage.
I've heard of parrots, llamas, polar bears, sheep, pigs, zombies, and skeletons before this post, but never have I heard of a turaco.
For a mob idea to make it into Minecraft, it usually has to be:
- A well-known animal (Sheep, Bears, Parrots)
- An original idea that can be easily grasped (Creepers, Blazes)
- A new take on an old idea or real animal (Zombies, Spiders, Slime)
A Turaco is a real life animal, but it's not really relatable to anyone in the United States or the United Kingdom that isn't a Biologist or a Bird-watcher. (And probably only a few people in those groups.)
I get offtopic a lot, be warned. I also often mention a Minecraft clone called Minetest. The clone is nowhere near playable with it's default game in my opinion, but it's at least the start of a good open-source voxel rendering engine, and maybe one day it might be decently playable.