Physical Attributes




Biographical Information

Thurston's herd
Pride Landers

So you probably don't want to play pretend Lion Guard anymore, huh?
―Kwato to Mtoto

Kwato is a male zebra foal.


The Lion Guard

"Follow That Hippo!"

Kwato is first seen faking a hyena attack with his friends, as they're in the middle of a game about the Lion Guard. Their game, however, frightens a group of Pridelanders, and the real Lion Guard shows up, demanding to know what's going on. Meekly, Kwato and his friends pad forward, explaining their game to the Lion Guard, and Mtoto invites the Lion Guard to play with them. Despite the young animals' excitement, Kion explains that they have business elsewhere.


Kwato with his friends

Later, after Mtoto has trained with the Lion Guard, Kwato and his friends express amazement at Mtoto's experience. However, they despair that he won't want to play with them anymore, but, to their delight, he starts up another game with them, in which they pretend that the hyraxes are hyenas. While they're playing, Janja and his cronies, Cheezi and Chungu, begin to follow them.

Eventually, the young animals chase the hyraxes to safety and wonder what to do next. Just then, Janja and his cronies appear, and the young animals run away in fear. Kwato manages to escape, but Mtoto is pursued by the three hyenas. With his other remaining friends, Kwato alerts Beshte to the danger, and he goes to save Mtoto.

After Mtoto's safe return, Kwato listens eagerly to his tale of escape. Shortly afterward, Kion volunteers to gift each child with a muddy mark of the Lion Guard, and the young animals immediately crowd around him, eager to receive their mark.

"Never Roar Again"

Kwato is with his herd at the Flood Plains when Makuu and his float invade.

Physical appearance

Small and slender, Kwato has the typical black-and-white stripes of a zebra. His eyes are a soft lavender.

Personality and traits

Kwato is notorious for causing trouble around the Pride Lands, as he thinks little about the repercussions of his games. He does, however, take instruction well and looks up to the Lion Guard, respecting their authority and experience.

Voice actors


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