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


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 with chocolate brown colored fur 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.


In the Real World

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

In The Lion Guard

Jerboas have been seen foraging for food by day.


The Kupatana Celebration

A jerboa joins the Kupatana event, hopping just in front of Makuu and Male Crocodile.

The Call of the Drongo

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, 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

When Beshte is making the 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.

Notable Jerboas in The Lion Guard


  • Jerboas can only be found in the deserts of Asia and Northern Africa.
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