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Tigress
"Tigress"
Tigress
Biographical Information
Name

"Tigress"

Gender

Female

Species

Tigress

Familial Information
Family

Ralph (mate)
Unnamed children

Media Information
Voiced by

April Winchell

Appears

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

When it comes to hunting, stalking, and pouncing, I'm a three-peating triple crown washout
—The Tigress to Timon and Pumbaa

The Tigress is a character from The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa who makes her first and only appearance in the episode "Doubt of Africa."

Biography

Backstory

Dear Ralph, my husband was a hunter. He was the one who used to bring home the bacon, a-ha! But now with him gone, it's up to me to feed the family.
—The tigress about her family

The tigress is a tiger who lived in the African savannah. She had a husband named Ralph, who died from an unknown cause, and many children. Her husband was a good hunter and he was always the one who would bring food to the family, but due to his death, the tigress is unable to feed her children due to the fact that she can't hunt.

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa

"Doubt of Africa"

While Timon and Pumbaa are sleeping under a rock formation, the tigress sees them and stalks them, but then she sneezes, which wakes up Timon and Pumbaa, leading the two to run away from her. Pumbaa then finds it strange how the tigress is not chasing them, so he decides to stop. When the tigress sneezes, he gives her a leaf for her to use as a tissue.

After Timon tries to convince Pumbaa that the tigress is a predator, the tigress tells him that she has never caught anything in her life. She tells the two that her husband died and then shows them pictures of her children. After she tells about her inability to catch food, Pumbaa suggests that he and Timon teach her how to hunt so that she and her family don't die from starvation. Timon refuses to do so until Pumbaa reminds him that he owes him one after rescuing him from Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed the previous day. Timon then agrees.

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Timon and Pumbaa teaching the tigress how to hunt

Pumbaa assists the tigress in lifting a rock to find bugs. When they see that there are no bugs, the tigress tells Pumbaa that since she's a tiger, she eats meat instead of bugs, which gets Pumbaa to wonder why they were lifting up the rock in the first place. Timon and Pumbaa then teach the tigress how to stalk their prey and they creep up on a bird. Timon finds a can labeled Bug Soda and drinks it. His belch makes the bird fly away and an elephant to take his wrath out on him.

Timon, now covered in bandages, tells the tigress that all she needs to do is pounce. He sets up a seesaw to launch her onto her meal with a large rock. It throws her into the air but she lands back on her end and launches the rock. Timon flees from the launch site to avoid more bodily harm from the rock. The rock narrowly misses him but the elephant is waiting nearby to flail Timon around.

Timon then gives up trying to help the tigress how to hunt. The tigress feels dejected and she leaves Timon and Pumbaa. Timon and Pumbaa then run into a carnivorous jackal, who chases them. Timon runs into a tree branch while Pumbaa still gets chased by the jackal, leaving the meerkat think of what to do to have his friend survive from the carnivore. He sees the tigress taking a nap and he apologizes to her and asks her for help. The tigress goes to the jackal and repeatedly sneezes on him and have him get beat up by the elephant. The jackal then runs away from the tigress and she pursues him, showing that she can now hunt.

Physical appearance

The tigress appears to be a purple tiger with a creamy light purple chest and a pink nose. She also has lipstick and light blue eyeshadow.

Personality and traits

Pumbaa: My goodness, that's quite a cold you got there, here have a tissue.
Tigress: Tissue? I don't even know you. (laughs) Get it?
Pumbaa: (laughs) I get it.
—The tigress and Pumbaa


The tigress is a tiger with a good heart, but she is shown to have a constant cold, as she can't stop sneezing. She is also shown to be wisecracking like Timon, as she likes telling jokes.

Voice actors

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