We jackals always do our job.

Reirei, The Kupatana Celebration

Jackals are animals that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Outlands.


In the Real World

Jackals are canids that can be reddish brown, golden, tan, or brown in color. Black fur that is laced with silver is present on their backs, and they have and bushy tails and large ears.

In The Lion Guard

The jackals that appear in The Lion Guard are black-backed jackals. They have brown or tan fur with black fur running along their backs and black tail tips. They have erect, pointed ears and long muzzles with large, round noses. They can have spots on their shoulders or chests. Their inner ears are darker than their primary fur color, and the outer ends of their inner ears are rimmed with paler fur. They also appear to be larger then their real-world counterparts.


In the Real World

Black-backed jackals inhabit two different areas of Africa. Jackal packs are composed of a mated pair and their young. Jackals use a variety of vocalizations to communicate, including yelping, whining, and cackling. They feed upon small to medium-sized animals, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. They will also eat berries, insects, and arachnids. Black-backed jackals are known for being more aggressive than other jackal species, as they will take on animals larger than themselves.

In The Lion Guard

Like real black-backed jackals, jackal packs look to compose of a mated pair and their young. They are said to be smarter than other animals, though they use this attribute for cheating and deceiving others. They feed on both meat and fruit, and especially like to eat aardwolves.


The Rise of Makuu

Beshte mentions jackals as one of the possible adversaries that the Lion Guard might have to face as the Guard rushes to the cry of an animal in trouble. Bunga remarks that whatever the adversary may be, the Lion Guard can take it.

The Kupatana Celebration

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Jackal invaders!

A jackal named Reirei and her family appear in this episode. They convince the Lion Guard to let them enter the Pride Lands. Reirei sings the song Jackal Style to explain how jackals behave. The family then attacks during the Kupatana Celebration, but are sent back to the Outlands by the Lion Guard and Simba.

The Call of the Drongo

Upon hearing Goigoi the jackal's voice and finding her lunch stolen, a hare becomes convinced that the jackal ate her meal.

Too Many Termites

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The jackals attack

Two jackals attempt to eat Mjomba's Pack after tricking the aardwolves into trusting them. The Lion Guard arrives and quickly rescues the aardwolves, preventing the jackals from eating them and ordering them back to their home, where they are then shut in by Bunga.

Rescue in the Outlands

Scar orders Janja and his clan to find the jackals and ally them with him.

Divide and Conquer

Reirei's pack assist Janja's clan in trying to take down Rafiki by splitting up the Lion Guard.

Notable Jackals in The Lion Guard

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