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Tarsier
"Tarsier"
Tarsier
Biographical Information
Name

"Tarsier"

Gender

Male

Species

Wild Dog

Familial Information
Family

Unknown

Media Information
Voiced by

Frank Welker

Appears

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

There's a predator on the loose. None of us are safe.
—The tarsier

The Tarsier is the hidden antagonist of the Timon & Pumbaa episode "Congo on Like This."

Biography

Backstory

I've been trying to get you away from Simba for months!
—The wild dog to Timon and Pumbaa

The wild dog has encountered Timon, Pumbaa, and Simba at some point. It is hinted that he found Timon and Pumbaa to be quite appetizing and has been trying to devour the two friends but they were always rescued by Simba. Therefore, while months passed by, the wild dog has tried to get Timon and Pumbaa away from Simba. Eventually, during his final attempt to separate the three friends, the wild dog disguised himself as a tarsier to trick the duo into thinking that Simba has become a predator.

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

"Congo on Like This"

WildDog

The tarsier's true form

The tarsier first appears when Timon and Pumbaa come across a skeleton, claiming that there is a predator on the loose. He tells them that he believes Simba is the predator and that they should get away from him, or he'll eat them in their sleep.

He later appears after Timon believes that Simba is definitely the predator and tells him and Pumbaa to come with him to a safe place. This "safe place" is a cave filled with other skeletons where the tarsier reveals himself to be in fact a wild dog and that he has been trying to get Timon and Pumbaa away from Simba for months. He prepares to eat them, but just then, Simba arrives to save them. The wild dog quickly puts back on his tarsier disguise and is picked up by Simba, who throws him far away.

Physical appearance

He has the typical appearance of a tarsier: he is short with grayish-brown fur with a cream light-brown chest and bushy end of his tail. He also has purple eyes, a red nose, peach ears and muzzle, and buck teeth.

The tarsier later reveals himself to be a large gray wild dog, perhaps a wolf or a cape dog, with yellow eyes that glow in the dark and a blue nose.

Personality and traits

Tarsier: Your friend, he must be the predator.
Pumbaa: Simba?
Tarsier: You got to get away from him or I assure you, he will eat you in your sleep. He will, I tell you, he will!
—The tarsier warning Timon and Pumbaa about Simba


As a tarsier, he seems to be rather pessimistic as he tells Timon and Pumbaa that Simba might be the predator who ate the dead animal, leaving its skeleton lying on the ground. With the tarsier costume off, the wild dog seems to be evil, mean-spirited, cruel, and carnivorous.

Voice actors

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