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It’s like the jerboa said. Most desert animals don’t… they shelter during the day and only come out at night.

Ono, Journey of Memories

Jerboas are rodents that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands, the Outlands, and the Desert.


In the Real World

Jerboas are rodents with fur in shades of brown or gray. Their legs and tail are bald. Their legs are long, similar to a kangaroo's, and they therefore move by hopping.

In The Lion Guard

Jerboas are small and chocolate brown, with dark brown spots or markings on the top of heads to their backs. They have a grayish underbelly, with little pink paws and a long thin tail with a bushel of black fur on the end. The jerboa Tupp is a yellow shade, with pink inner ears, along with pink feet.


In the Real World

Jerboas are nocturnal animals, remaining in burrows during the day.

InThe Lion Guard

Jerboas have been seen foraging for food by day.


The Kupatana Celebration

A jerboa appears in Jackal Style and also joins the Kupatana event, hopping right in front of Makuu and another croc.

The Call of the Drongo

A jerboa becomes startled when she hears "Makuu" calling to her. She calls for the Lion Guard to help, but they can't find him anywhere, even though her meal has been eaten. When they hear more danger, the jerboa runs into Muhangus for support, leaving the Lion Guard to deal with the problem. Later, she appears during Bird of a Thousand Voices, where Tamaa steals her meal (again).

Lions of the Outlands

Zira plucks a jerboa from its sleeping place in a small hole. She strokes it, despite its terrified shaking. When she releases it, it runs away.

Beshte and the Hippo Lanes

While Beshte is making the newest Hippo Lanes, three jerboas start to sing Makin' Hippo Lanes.

Babysitter Bunga

A jerboa is seen briefly during Teke Ruka Teleza. He bounces to the beat of the song.

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

A jerboa is seen briefly during Bring Back a Legend. He is shocked at seeing Ushari at the top of Pride Rock.

Journey of Memories

The Lion Guard and Makini meet a desert jerboa named Tupp, whom helps them in finding their way across the desert in their journey to the Tree of Life.

Notable Jerboas in The Lion Guard

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