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Meaning None
Species Warthog
Close Relations Friend of Timon, Uncle Boaris ( uncle)
Appearances The Lion King, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, The Lion King 1½, The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa
Voice Actor(s) Ernie Sabella
"They call me Mister Pig!"
—Pumbaa, talking to Banzai

Pumbaa is best friends with Timon.

Physical Attributes

Pumbaa is a reddish-colored warthog with black hair running down his back and large tusks.


Pumbaa: "I ate like a pig."
Simba: "Pumbaa, you are a pig."
Pumbaa: "Oh, right."
Simba and Pumbaa

Pumbaa is a Warthog who grew up very lonely. He was always neglected because of his smell and gas problem. Later on in life he found a meerkat named Timon. They quickly became best friends. For a long time the friends searched for a home, upon finding a beautiful haven, which they loved, they decided to settle down. Eventually they find young Simba after he runs away, and they raise him. Pumbaa is very caring and is the protector of Timon.

Pumbaa Bowing to Simba

After the success of The Lion King, Timon and Pumbaa were given their own show, which ran for 86 episodes between September 1995 and November 1998, and occasionally had cameos of other Lion King characters.

Voice Actors

  • Ernie Sabella - Original voice actor and voice actor for the television series.