The Selfish Meerkat is dark brown with darker stripes and a patch of red hair on his head. Unlike other meerkats, he has freckles and whiskers.
The Selfish Meerkat is hardened and anti-social but cannot stand laziness or luxuries, choosing work over play. He is also quite fearless and certainly has a spine, for he attacks a full grown lion, a creature far larger than he.
The Selfish Meerkat appears in the jungle (presumably before Simba arrives) and starts to steal all of Timon's favorite resting spots. Timon and his friend Pumbaa try to get the Selfish Meerkat to leave by having a lion chase him out, but the meerkat is not afraid and hits the lion with fruits. The two thank him and eventually run him off by their own sheer laziness.