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Hyraxes are mammals that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands and the Outlands.

Appearance

In the Real World

Southern tree hyraxes are small animals with brown fur and rubbery soles on their feet that allow them to climb trees and rocks. They resemble rodents but are not really related to them.

In The Lion Guard

In the show, hyraxes are small animals covered in brown or yellowish fur, with a pale stomach, throat and muzzle. Their eyes are brown and their noses are black or pink depending on the color of their fur. They also have small "tusks" on their upper jaws instead of rodent incisors, similar to real life hyraxes. Each has a dark spot on their lower back.

Information

In the Real World

Hyraxes are adaptable animals that can be found anywhere from savannas to rain forests to moorlands.[1] They are distantly related to elephants and aardvarks.

In The Lion Guard

Hyraxes are capable of climbing trees and will feed on the leaves they find there. They rub themselves with snakeskins to deter hungry snakes from eating them. They inhabit the Pride Lands, but some were noted to have taken up residence in the Outlands. However, this did not last long, as they were killed by jackals, who found them to be delicious.

History

The Rise of Makuu

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A hyrax disguises its scent

A hyrax appears at the beginning of the episode, clutching a snakeskin whilst trapped in a thorn bush. The Lion Guard free it, only to watch it get 'eaten' by Ushari. Bunga saves it again. Then the hyrax hugs him like a doll, but was driven away by Bunga's scent.

The hyrax is later seen in the Grove of Trees, where it is eating a leaf, unaware that Kion is planning on using the Roar of the Elders there. After it refuses to move, Bunga grabs it and after landing on Fuli, rushes them to safety.

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Bowing to King Simba

At the end, the hyrax is seen clinging to Bunga, who is no longer smelly.

Can't Wait to be Queen

A hyrax bows down to Simba alongside Zazu and a giraffe in the song Duties of the King.

The Kupatana Celebration

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Rairai catches a hyrax.

A hyrax is chased and captured by Reirei during Kupatana, but is saved by Kion.

Fuli's New Family

cheetah During the song My Own Way, several hyraxes run past Fuli as she sings.

Follow That Hippo!

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Shauku, Kwato, Mtoto, Kambuni, and Gumba chase after a trio of hyraxes, pretending that they are hyenas. The hyraxes eventually reach safety under several rocks.

The Call of the Drongo

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A hyrax puts its paws over some seeds

During Tamaa's introductory song, Bird of a Thousand Voices, a hyrax grabs a pile of seeds and takes them before Tamaa can.

Paintings and Predictions

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Four hyraxes doze

Four hyraxes are seen sleeping peacefully, unaware that a herd of zebras are stampeding towards them. Luckily, the Lion Guard diverts the zebras away from the hyraxes, and no harm comes to them.

The Imaginary Okapi

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In the song Life in the Pride Lands, a number of hyraxes are seen climbing up a tree. Later, at the sight of some leopard tracks, Bunga suggests that it may have been a hyrax with very large feet.

Too Many Termites

Goigoi asks Reirei when the hyraxes left the dens next door, and she reminds him that they didn't. He remembers, recalling that they were delicious.

Beshte and the Hippo Lanes

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When making the Hippo Lanes, Beshte moves a family of hyraxes across the Flood Plains while singing.

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

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The Lion Guard assist a group of thirsty hyraxes after helping them get out of a rock cluster. Later during the The Path of Honor Kion sees the hyraxs and remembers taking his first steps.  ​​​​​​

Rescue in the Outlands

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During "The Worst Hyena We Know", Jasiri gives a fruit to a hyrax.

The Bite of Kenge

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Kenge frightens away three hyraxes as he stomps into the Pride Lands.

The Scorpion's Sting

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Hyraxes attends the Kumbuka celebration for King Simba, listening to Rafiki while he performs "Good King Simba".

The Wisdom of Kongwe

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When Ono spots four hyraxes running across an unstable stone bridge. Kion orders Ono to direct the hyraxes away from the crumbling bridge and he does so, just in time. With the hyraxes still thirsty and no other way to transport them across, Beshte proceeds to pick up a large rock nearby, and uses the broken bridge to escalate himself and the rock to the sides, creating a temporary bridge. The hyraxes run across safely, and Beshte is commended for the idea of "The Big B Bridge".

Artwork

Notable Hyraxes in The Lion Guard

References

  1. http://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/hyrax
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