Race Lion
Age 50
Gender Female
Professional Status
Affiliation Outlands
Partner Scar (loyal follower)
Base of Operations Outlands
Personal Status
Relatives Kovu, Vitani, Nuka
First Appearance
English Voice Suzanne Pleshette
Japanese Voice N/A

Zira is the leader of the Outlands pack and a staunchly loyal follower of Scar's ideals, even after his death. She is the main antagonist of the 1998 sequel to The Lion King, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.


Zira shares many physical similarities with Scar, namely that her claws are always never retracted. She has pale brown fur with a dark line running down her forehead, and her ears have two dark stripes also running down them. Zira's eyes are red, but in several Disney novelisations her eyes are colored blue.


Much like Scar, Zira has a manipulative personality, in which she aims to gain vengeance over Scar's death at the hands of Simba. She is also very opportunistic in her extensive planning, as she never lets an opportunity to achieve something leave her sights. Zira is also extremely cunning, as shown when she uses Kovu as a pawn to get closer to Simba, forcing the young lion to conform to her ideals.

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