Lion

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Lion
NH Lions.jpg
Conservation status
Vulnerable
Scientific classification
Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Felidae
Genus Panthera
Species P. leo
Species count by game
DnM AC e+ WW CF NL HHD PC NH
3 4 5 2 3 7 5 3 7
Species count by type
Villagers Islanders Special Total
8 1 0 9

Lions are a species of villager in the Animal Crossing series. They are one of three types of large cat that appear in the franchise. They have small ears set high on their heads, broad rectangular noses, and also possess tufts of fur at the end of their tails, similar to the elephants, rhinos, and bovines. So far, all lion villagers are male and all of them possess manes.

There are nine lion villagers so far. There are four jock lions, two cranky lions, one lazy lion, and two smug lions, one of whom, Leopold, was previously a jock. Out of all the lions, only Aziz and Jūbei have not reappeared since Doubutsu no Mori e+.

Bud, Leopold, and Rex are the only lions who are present in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

Villagers[edit]

Aziz
Aziz

Gender: Male
Personality: Jock
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Bud
Bud  Animal Island PG Icon.png

Gender: Male
Personality: Jock
Birthday: August 8
Debut: Animal Crossing

Elvis
Elvis

Gender: Male
Personality: Cranky
Birthday: July 23
Debut: Wild World

Jūbei
Jūbei

Gender: Male
Personality: Cranky
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori e+

Leopold
Leopold

Gender: Male
Personality: JockSmug
Birthday: August 14
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Lionel
Lionel

Gender: Male
Personality: Smug
Birthday: July 29
Debut: New Leaf

Mott
Mott

Gender: Male
Personality: Jock
Birthday: July 10
Debut: City Folk

Rex
Rex

Gender: Male
Personality: Lazy
Birthday: July 24
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Rory
Rory

Gender: Male
Personality: Jock
Birthday: August 7
Debut: New Leaf

Trivia[edit]

  • Since Bud debuted in Doubutsu no Mori+, lions are one of two villager species in Animal Crossing: Wild World to not have any villagers returning from Doubutsu no Mori. The other species with this distinction is the Bull.
  • Of all lions available in New Leaf and New Horizons, all are born in Summer, specifically in July and August. This could be a reference to the astrological sign, Leo, of which members of this sign are born in the latter part of July to the middle of August.

Related species[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ライオン
Raion

Korean 사자
Saja

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
狮子 / 獅子
Shīzi

Russian Лев
Lev

Dutch Leeuw

German Löwe

European Spanish León

European French Lion

Italian Leone