Physical Attributes



Wild Dog

Skin color


Fur color

Brown, cream, peach (as a tarsier)
Gray (in his true wild dog form)

Eye color


Biographical Information
Also known as

Little Monkey Thing (by Timon)




Hakuna Matata

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

The Tarsier is a wild dog who disguises himself as a tarsier to get Timon and Pumbaa away from Simba.



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"


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.

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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