Small and still growing, Stripey is a slim zebra colt with long legs and a broad head. His mane, pelt, and tail are all striped black-and-white, and his eyes are amber. It's mentioned that he has a "braying voice."
Stripey has never met a stranger. Friendly and innocent, he is open to the idea of making new friends, odd species included. Though he is not always tactful, as seen when he calls Simba and his friends "funny," his intent is generally good, and such comments most likely come out of childish curiosity. When in danger, Stripey tends to panic, but his gratitude is clear once he is saved.
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Stripey is first seen when Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa are searching for a new home. The young zebra colt offers the three a place to stay in his herd, declaring that it would be fun to live with them since they're all so funny. Taking Stripey up on his offer, the three friends briefly join the herd, waking up at dawn every day to traipse the zebras' territory with Stripey and his herd. Stripey even introduces his friends to some giraffes.
Not long after this, Stripey is targeted by cheetahs as potential prey. As the predators close in on the herd, Stripey's mother is forced to lead her herd from danger, calling for Stripey to follow her, but in the panic, the young zebra colt is left behind. With the help of Simba and his friends, Stripey is saved from the cheetahs.