Kumpel is a large gray gorilla with a softer gray underbelly. His/Her nose is the same color as his/her belly, and s/he appears to have freckles on his/her face.
|“||Gorilla: That's Simba! The Lion King's son! Take him, Kumpel!|
Kumpel: Mufasa will agree on anything to get him back!
In hopes of using Mufasa's son against him, Kumpel and his/her fellow gorillas pursue Simba, but the cub gets away. Later, when Simba tries to find Nala after Sarabi comforts him, he finds his friend being held ransom by the same gorillas in a dark cave. Nala tells the apes that Mufasa will save her, and they tell her that's precisely what they want to happen, but Simba "roars," causing a few boulders to fall upon the heads of the gorillas. In fear, Kumpel and his/her friends flee from Simba.
- Kumpel may not be the ape's actual name, for in German, the comic's original language, "Kumpel" means friend.