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Running wild! So small and furry, with long tails!

Thurston, Beware the Zimwi

Genets are mammals that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands.


In the Real World

Genets are agile viverrids with long bodies and tails. They have oval-shaped ears, short legs, a short dorsal crest, and large eyes. Their fur is pale yellowish-gray, brown, or gray. Their fur is patterned with a dark stripe down the spine, spots, tail tip, and tail bands. They have white muzzles, and there are white spots beneath their eyes.

In The Lion Guard

Genets have slim bodies, covered in pale yellow fur with white underbellies and muzzles. They have black stripes and spots on their body, and their tails are long, fluffy, black and white.


In the Real World

Genets eat mostly rodents and insects, though they will eat grass to help with indigestion. There are three species of genets that exist in the wild: the small-spotted genet, the forest genet, and the large-spotted genet. The small-spotted genet is much smaller than the large spotted genet. It has distinct black and white markings and no rusty tinge. It has distinct white patches on the face below the eyes, which is less distinguished around the mouth and on the forehead.

They are nocturnal, and spend the daytime resting in trees. They hunt and feed on the ground. Being solitary animals, they come together only to mate. The female raises the cubs alone.


Fuli's New Family

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Looking down at Fuli

Several genets are shown during the song My Own Way as Fuli walks beneath a tree branch upon which they are perched. They watch Fuli as she passes.

Paintings and Predictions

In the Lair of the Lion Guard, some of Rafiki's paintings are of genets.

Too Many Termites

In the lair some of paints of genets appear since Termites all over.

Beware the Zimwi

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A genet startles Ono

Genet and her friends startle Ono by mistake. Although she explains that they're on their way home, Bunga tells them the tale of the Zimwi, which frightens them. They vanish at the first opportunity, only briefly turning back when Bunga asks them to keep an eye out for the Zimwi.

It is later discovered that Thurston was running away from the genets.

Never Roar Again

In the Lair of the Lion Guard, some of paints of genets appear since Bunga tried to cheer Ono up.

Beshte and the Hippo Lanes

When Beshte is making the Hippo Lanes, he offers a ride to three genets in the Flood Plains while he sings Makin' Hippo Lanes.

The Golden Zebra

A genet is seen in a cave painting as Simba tries to figure out a solution to the Pride Land's current drought.

Notable Genets in The Lion Guard

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