All of the lions available in New Horizons. From left to right: Lionel, Mott, Leopold, Elvis, Rex, Rory, and Bud.
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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, rhinoceross, and bovines. All lion villagers are male and all of them have manes.
There are nine lion villagers as of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There are four jock lions, two cranky lions, one lazy lion, and two smug lions, one of whom, Leopold, was previously a jock. 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.
- Since Bud debuted in Animal Crossing, 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 the lions available in New Leaf and New Horizons, all but Mott have the star sign Leo, which is represented by a lion.
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