Character Info

That's all well and good for storks, but elephants don't fly.

–Zito, Ono's Idol

Zito is an adult male elephant and a member of Ma Tembo's Herd.


Zito is a large, grey, bulky elephant with two large white tusks and a long trunk which is pale grey inside. His face contains wrinkles, and around his jet black eyes are dark grey. Running along his back are several darker grey spots and he has a small tail with a dark grey tuf. He has four pale grey toes on his feet. His ears are pink, and his left ear contains two notches. Atop is head are three wisps of hair and some additional dark grey spots.


Not much is known about Zito, though he appears to take things very literally, as seen when Hadithi uses the quote, The higher you fly, the more they'll look up to you, where Zito points out that elephants can't fly. After Ono explains the quote in a literal sense, Zito becomes and thanks Ono whilst complimenting Hadithi, showing that he is appreciative.

He is able to take a joke, much like the rest of his herd, and does not approve of those who interfere with important events.

He shows faith in Ma Tembo as a leader in her attempt to find water.


Zuka-zama (38)

Playing with Bunga

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

When Bunga starts to sing Zuka Zama, Zito can be seen offering his trunk as a skipping rope with another elephant.

The Rise of Makuu

Zito appears to watch the Mashindano. He witnesses Makuu's win over Pua.

Can't Wait to be Queen

Cant-wait-to-be-queen-hd (243)

Attending Aminifu's funeral

Zito makes a brief appearance when attending Aminifu's funeral and paying his respects to him. A little bit later, he listens to Simba's final words closely, and becomes shocked when the King mispronounces one of his words, claiming that he had 'poop' on him. But just like Ma Tembo, he begins to laugh shortly after, finding amusement in the mistake.

Eye of the Beholder

After Ono injures his eye, he speeds off into the Pride Lands, desperate to prove his worth. When using his eyesight to look around, Zito is seen very briefly near the Lion Guard.

The Kupatana Celebration

The-kupatana-celebration-hd (400)

Dodging Dogo

Zito appears during Kupatana, showing up at the same time as a crocodile. He celebrates the event with the rest of the Pride Landers, enjoying the blossoming of the baobab fruits up until Reirei's Pack attacks everyone. During the attack, he is startled by Dogo as he chases a hedgehog, but settles down once King Simba drives the jackals out. He glares at the jackals angrily until they leave the Pride Lands, and he then enjoys the rest of the celebration, eating the baobab fruits.

Fuli's New Family

He is seen as Fuli zooms by singing the song My Own Way while walking with his herd.

The Call of the Drongo

Zito is briefly seen with an elephant calf resting at a watering hole.

Bunga and the King

Zito is seen performing at The Elephants' Concert. When Simba arrives, he listens to his family's version of Hakuna Matata.

Ono's Idol

Onos-idol (242)

"...Elephants don't fly."

When Hadithi the legendary eagle arrives in the Pride Lands. he offers some words of wisdom to many of the animals. His quote, 'The higher you fly, the more they'll look up to you' confuses Zito, since the advice is only helpful to birds. Ono helps explain it in a way which everyone can use, and Zito is grateful, thanking Ono and complimenting Hadithi on his wise words.

He later attends Hadithi's Royal Mud Print Ceremony, and stays late enough to witness Ono's Mudprint Ceremony.

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

Along with the other members of his herd, Zito is attacked by Janja and his clan. The Lion Guard arrived to protect them, and defeat the hyenas.

The-rise-of-scar (169)

Zito supports his leader

Later the hyenas attack again,targeting the baboons that have begun to follow the herd. Under Kion's orders, Ma Tembo and Ono lead the others to a dead end, and Kion uses the Roar to defeat Janja. With the hyenas gone, Kion questions Ma Tembo, and is assured of the safety of the herd. They speak about the difficulties of the Dry Season, and Zito urges Ma Tembo to continue looking, after Beshte states her safety to search for water.

When Ma Tembo finds a water source, Zito works with everyone to dig it out, and happily drinks with other Pride Landers. 

Let Sleeping Crocs Lie

Zito watches the Mashindano between Kiburi and Makuu.

Rafiki's New Neighbors

Rafikis-new-neighbors (379)

Zito sees the fire

In an enclosed watering hole, Zito and two hippos enjoy a drink of water. Fuli warns them away due to lightning, but Zito is hesitant to believe her due to the lack of rain. The rest of the Guard arrive to lead them to safety after explaining how dry lightning works. But before they can leave, a lightning strike sets fire to the surrounding plains. Kion asks if Zito can spray them a path out, but after he tries, he states that there's not enough water.

On Kion's command, Beshte pushes a rock over the flames, and Zito and the other animals hurry on over. They watch Kion use his Roar of the Elders to stop the flames, and Zito offers Kion his thanks. After being warned to stay away from water until the storm has subsided, the Lion Guard race away to deal with another problem.


  • Zito's model is frequently reused in the series, and he can appear multiple times in one image.
Characters in The Lion Guard
The Lion Guard Members
Kion's Family
SimbaNalaNala's FatherKiaraMufasaScar
Other Animals
AjabuBasiBadiliBig BaboonBobokaBupuChamaChuraDhahabuFurahaGenetGumbaHafifuHadithiHamuHayaHodariJasiriJuhudiKambuniKengeKifaruKongweKovuKuchimbaKulindaKwatoLainiMadoaMajinuniMakiniMakuuMa TemboMbeyaMbuniMekundu BatsMjombaMuhangaMuhangusMuhimuMtotoMwenziMweviMwiziMzahaOgopaOnaPorcupine BrothersPuaPumbaaRafikiRahaSable Antelope #1ShaukuShingoShujaaStaraheSokweSwalaTamaaThe Bellow FellowsThurstonTiifuTimonTumbiliTunuTwigaUrohoVuruga VurugaWemaYoung RhinoZazuZitoZuri
Unnamed Animals
Baby BaboonBaby Baboon's MotherBaby HippoBoboka's SonFemale DuckFemale HareFemale MonkeyFemale MouseFemale ServalFemale WeaverGumba's MotherHyraxJerboaKlipspringerLittle MonkeyMale BushbuckMale CrocodileMale MongooseMale OryxMale PorcupineMale ServalMale TurtleMale VultureYoung AardvarkYoung HareYoung HedgehogYoung Rhino's MotherYoung Serval
JanjaCheeziChunguDogoDogo's BrothersGoigoiKiburiKijanaLionessMapiganoMakuchaMpishiMwogaMzingoNneNukaNyeusiReireiScarShupavuTamkaTanoUshariVitaniZira

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.