Warthogs are swines that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands.


In the Real World

Prick-like bristles in various shades of brown and gray cover the warthog's body, although longer bristles form a mane from the top of the head down the spine to the middle of the back. The long tail ends with a tuft of bristles. The warthog characteristically carries its tail upright when it runs like a tiny flag. The warthog's large tusks are unusual: The two upper ones emerge from the sides of the snout to form a semicircle; the lower tusks at the base of the uppers are worn to a sharp cutting edge.

In The Lion Guard

One warthog in The Lion Guard has red fur and a ridge of hair running along his head and back. He is the size of an average lion cub.


Warthogs are swines that are closely related to pigs, boars, and hogs. Males weigh 20-50 pounds more than females, but both are distinguished by their disproportionately large heads and “warts” which are protective pads that appear on both sides of the head. Warthogs are omnivores that feed on grass, insects and worms. They often fall prey to many predators, but they are able to defend themselves with their sharp tusks.


The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

A warthog named Pumbaa is shown trying to rescue Zuri from a log. When Zuri is knocked into a log filled of insects, Pumbaa dives in, devouring the grubs with his friend Timon.

When Bunga asks him to join the Lion Guard, Pumbaa frets that it "sounds dangerous". Bunga convinces him by singing Zuka Zama, and Pumbaa declares that he is proud.

The Lion Guard

Pumbaa the warthog appears in numerous episodes throughout the series.

Notable Warthogs in The Lion Guard

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