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"All that glitters is not gold."
— Ankha, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Ankha NL.png
"All that glitters is not gold."
Species Personality Gender
Cat Snooty Female
Birthday September 22nd
Star sign Virgo Virgo
Initial phrase ...クフフ (JP)
me meow (EN)
Initial clothes Red Aloha Shirt*
Egyptian Outfit*
Mummy Shirt*
Favorite song Marine Song 2001
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Ankha (ナイル, Nairu, Nile) is a snooty, cat villager in the Animal Crossing series, appearing in every game except Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing: Wild World. She was originally intended to make an appearance in Wild World, but was replaced by a new character called Anabelle. She reappeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk. In Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+, she is an islander. Her name is based on the ankh, which is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that reads "life." Her Japanese name is based on the famous Egyptian river, the River Nile. Her catchphrase relates to her arrogant "snooty" personality, by saying "me," and a sound a cat makes, "meow." Egyptians worshiped cats, and had a cat god, which may be where the idea for Ankha's design came from. Due to her being an islander in Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+, she has a fruit allergy. She loves cherries and is allergic to apples.




Her headgear was worn by Queen Cleopatra, the Hellenistic ruler of Egypt. Ankha is a navy blue-and-gold-striped cat, with black eyeliner in the style of Egyptian royalty (black around the eyes, then wings out towards the outside of the eye). She has a slightly different style in City Folk, where she lacks the normal pharaoh headdress, which is now replaced with a head pendant, but it was changed back to a headdress in New Leaf.


Below is a brief description of the snooty personality. For more information, look at the main article found here.

Ankha with Apple and the player in New Leaf

Ankha has a snooty personality, which means she will appear arrogant and snobbish towards the player and other villagers, but will appear friendly and nice in some discussions, provided they are mature and do not insult her lifestyle. She finds appearance important, and will get angry or upset if someone criticizes her sense of style or fitness, which means a conversation between her and a jock personality may leave either one upset or angry. Her attitude towards the player changes, as she begins to warm up to them, but she will still retain some arrogance and subtle rudeness. She may not get along with lazy villagers, due to their lifestyles - lazy villagers having a strong interest in food or relaxing, both of which will make her uncomfortable, angry, and upset when in conversation. She will upset peppy villagers, usually by gossiping about them, and finding small things to judge them on. She will get along well with normal, cranky, and other snooty villagers. She initially wore a Red Aloha Shirt.


In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Fancy
Smallxmark.png Funky
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Regal
Furniture Color Yellow
Ideal Furniture for Ankha – Yellow Retro/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Exotic Lamp 1,800 Tom Nook
Classic Sofa 2,240 Tom Nook
Regal Lamp 2,400 Tom Nook
Snowman TV - Snowman
Gorgeous Stool 80,000 GracieGrace
Oil Drum 840 Tom Nook
Cash Register 6,480 Tom Nook
Screen 1,650 Tom Nook
Sword 1,400 Tom Nook
Bow 1,400 Tom Nook
More Yellow Furniture More Retro/Dignified Furniture

In New Leaf[edit]

AnkhaPicACNL.png All that glitters is not gold.
Siblings Eldest of ten
Skill Writing about Pickles
Goal Astronaut
Fear Monsters
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Color Yellow
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk None
Sugar None
Ideal Gifts for Ankha – Yellow Historical Items
Name Price Available From
Cash Register 6,480 Timmy & Tommy's
Genie's Lamp 1,500 Timmy & Tommy's
Mummy's Casket 4,400 Gulliver
Odd Clock 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Phonograph 1,840 Timmy & Tommy's
Pyramid 3,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Screen 1,650 Timmy & Tommy's
Sphinx 3,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Throne 800,000 Spotlight/Wishy
Treasure Chest 150 (medals) Island
More Yellow Items More Historical Items


In the first Animal Crossing, Ankha's house has an island look. She will ask the player for the Harp, Ivory Piano, Pachira, Regal Dresser, Regal Vanity, Retro Stereo, White King, and White Queen for her house.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Ankha's house instead takes on an Egyptian look. She has the Ancient Wall and matching carpet in her house. She also has a pyramid, a sphinx, and a birdcage. If she gets a stereo it will play "Marine Song 2001."

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#014 Ankha
Gender: Female
Species: Cat
Clothes: red aloha shirt
Sign: Virgo
Pet phrase: me meow
Password: rQ9dnN7Clqv2T%
014 Ankha e-Card PG.jpg
013 Punchy Animal Crossing-e cards
#014 Ankha
015 Paolo

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#188 Ankha
Type: Cat
Star sign: Virgo
Birthday: September 22th
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Rock
Request: Unknown
Nia orange.png Have one to add?
187 Vic List of amiibo cards
#188 Ankha
189 Drift


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Patri Derived from Cleopatra
French Neferti From the Egyptian pharaoh Nefertiti
German Kleo From Kleopatra, the German name for Cleopatra
Italian Cleo Derived from Cleopatra


  • Ankha has had a different outfit as her starting clothes in every single game that has been released in English.

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