The Duke is the ruler of the meerkat colony. He lives in a castle with his daughter, Tatiana. When he gets out of the colony, he leaves Fred in charge of his castle, but when Timon abandons his guard post, a giant cobra invades the colony and kidnaps Tatiana.
When the Duke comes back, he banishes Timon from the colony for leaving his guard post. After Timon saves Tatiana from the cobra with Pumbaa's help, the Duke drops all the charges and gives Timon the key to the city and some other rewards, including Tatiana's hand in marriage.
Timon asks the Duke to accept Pumbaa being a member of the meerkat society. But the Duke will not do so and he makes Timon choose to either keep his rewards and marry Tatiana, or be bestest best friends with Pumbaa for the rest of his life. Timon chooses to be Pumbaa's friend, and so the Duke makes the two leave the colony.
The Duke is a dark brown meerkat with darker brown stripes, a creamy white chest, and a red nose. In addition to that, he wears a wooden hat with green hair at the top, a nose ring, yellow stripes painted on his arms, and a big yellow necklace.
- The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa - (1995-1999) - (TV series) - Jeff Bennett