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* "Hakuna Matata U." had a sloth that doesn't look like a sloth, not even having the long claws sloths are known for.

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* Baby ostrish has coloration of an adult.


* Sumu the scorpion has 6 legs instead of 8.

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* Given that they are very close to the same age, Scar and Mufasa would realistically have been kicked out of their natal pride by their father at or around the same time and worked ''together'' to take over a pride. They would then lead and father cubs''together.'' The same would have happened to Simba, [[spoiler:had Mufasa lived]]. But that doesn't make for a very good Disneyfied version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', now does it?

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* Given that they are very close to the same age, Scar and Mufasa would realistically have been kicked out of their natal pride by their father at or around the same time and worked ''together'' to take over a pride. They would then lead and father cubs''together.cubs ''together.'' The same would have happened to Simba, [[spoiler:had Mufasa lived]]. But that doesn't make for a very good Disneyfied version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', now does it?


* It's commonly stated that all of the lion roars heard in the movie are actually tiger roars because the people making the movie felt like [[RealityIsUnrealistic the lion roars werenít powerful enough]]. This isn't the case, however -- while tigers are larger than lions, they actually have a higher-pitched roar that sounds almost like they are saying "ow." Listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQx_leU7vKw here]].

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* It's commonly stated that all of the lion roars heard in the movie are actually tiger roars because the people making the movie felt like [[RealityIsUnrealistic the lion roars werenít powerful enough]]. This isn't the case, however -- while tigers are larger than lions, they actually have a higher-pitched roar that sounds almost like they are saying "ow." Listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQx_leU7vKw here]]. However, tiger roars are considered fiercer and more aggressive, which is why ''many'' movies use their roars to portray a lion. This is important for any scene where Simba or Mufasa are angry, as lion roars don't sound quite as rage-filled as tiger roars.


* In "Long Live the Queen" Makucha, Chuluun, and Ora attack Varya and her cubs. In real life, leopards would not dare approach a tiger at all, let alone a tigress with cubs, as tigers can easily kill leopards.

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* In "Long Live the Queen" Makucha, Chuluun, and Ora attack Varya and her cubs. In real life, leopards would not dare approach a tiger at all, let alone a tigress with cubs, as tigers can easily kill leopards. This might be justified as Makucha is an ''African'' leopard and might not be familiar with tigers.


* In "The Golden Zebra," Makucha attacks the Lion Guard with help from his leopard friends. In reality, leopards are both highly solitary and territorial animals who actively avoid one another. The sole exception to this is when they're mating or raising young.

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* In "The Golden Zebra," Makucha attacks the Lion Guard with help from his leopard friends. In reality, leopards are both highly solitary and territorial animals who actively avoid one another. The sole exception exceptions to this is when they're they are mating or raising young.


* Jasiri says hyenas are only scavengers. It's true they will scavenge when given the chance like most predators, but they are not considered only scavengers anymore then lions or any other predators are because they mostly hunt. ''Lions actually scavenge more than hyenas do.'' The whole "hyenas are ''only'' scavengers" thing is a very outdated belief that contributes to the bad reputation of the animal, so it's sad they got this one wrong, especially since Janja is repeatedly portrayed as a predator. Though it should also be noted Jasiri and her clan share more traits with striped hyenas, the species of hyena that actually are scavengers.
* Some of the crocodiles are shown with overbites, but this is actually how you would identify an alligator against a crocodile.

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* Jasiri says hyenas are only scavengers. It's true they will scavenge when given the chance like most predators, chance, but they are not considered only scavengers anymore any more then lions or any other predators are because they mostly hunt.are. ''Lions actually scavenge more than hyenas do.'' The whole "hyenas are ''only'' scavengers" thing idea is a very outdated belief that contributes to the bad reputation of the animal, so it's sad they got this one wrong, especially since Janja is repeatedly portrayed as a predator. Though it should also be noted Jasiri and her clan share more traits with striped hyenas, the species of hyena that actually are scavengers.
* Some of the crocodiles are shown with overbites, but this is actually how you would identify an alligator against a crocodile.only true of alligators.



* Makuu's float were able to force the hippopotamuses out of Big Springs in "The Rise of Makuu". No such scenario would occur in real life, as hippos can kill crocodiles with ease and are known for being fiercely territorial.

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* Makuu's float were was able to force the hippopotamuses out of Big Springs in "The Rise of Makuu". No such scenario would occur in real life, as hippos can kill crocodiles with ease and are known for being fiercely territorial.



* While Ono can be forgiven for referring to venom as poison, since Bunga doesn't understand the difference, he still advocates [[SuckOutThePoison sucking the venom out of the bite]] - [[ArtisticLicenseMedicine a treatment that is antiquated and useless at best, and potentially very harmful to the patient at worst]].

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* While Ono can be forgiven for referring to venom as poison, since poison (since Bunga doesn't understand the difference, difference), he still advocates [[SuckOutThePoison sucking the venom out of the bite]] - [[ArtisticLicenseMedicine a treatment that is antiquated and useless at best, and potentially very harmful to the patient at worst]].



* The plot of "Call of the Drongo" hinges on a drongo learning that tricking other animals in order to steal their food is wrong and disruptive to the Circle of Life. If it were any other species of mimicking bird, this wouldn't have been a problem...fork-tailed drongos, however, obtain about a quarter of their daily calories by doing exactly this (though they can and do gather food for themselves, and also sound legitimate predator alarms). It's not exactly nice, but it's perfectly natural and fairly crucial to their survival. Although the drongo from the episode appears to be not a fork-tailed drongo but a greater racket-tailed drongo...which is an ''Asian'' species.

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* The plot of "Call of the Drongo" hinges on a drongo learning that tricking other animals in order to steal their food is wrong and disruptive to the Circle of Life. If it were any other species of mimicking bird, this wouldn't have been a problem...fork-tailed problem, Fork-tailed drongos, however, obtain about a quarter of their daily calories by doing exactly this (though they can and do gather food for themselves, and also sound legitimate predator alarms). It's not exactly nice, but it's perfectly natural and fairly crucial to their survival. Although the drongo from the episode appears to be not a fork-tailed drongo but a greater racket-tailed drongo...which is an ''Asian'' species.


* The episode "Cooked Goose" had the hyena trio, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, being manipulated by Cheetata and Cheetato, two cheetah brothers, by sending them through a literal wild goose chase to prevent them from disturbing their hunts. Their first meeting has the hyenas obviously being intimidated by the cheetahs. Shenzi even puts her paw over Ed's mouth when he rudely demands what they want from them, and then immediately tries to defuse the situation with flattery, calling them "big, bold, brave cheetahs". In reality, the exact opposite would occur. Despite their speed, hyenas are much stronger than cheetahs, and since hyenas hunt in groups most encounters between the two species involve hyenas stealing prey from cheetahs. As a result, cheetahs will actively avoid hyenas as much as possible. Also, among the animals that fell prey to the cheetahs by the end of the episode are implied to be a rhino and a hippo, which cheetahs do not prey on due to large size and immense strength.
* In "Brazil Nuts", Timon called a capybara-like rodent a marmoset (a type of monkey). Clearly he might have meant a marmot, but marmots [[MisplacedWildlife do not live in Brazil or in rainforests]].
* "I Don't Bolivia" claimed that toucans have serrated bills for crushing and the antagonistic toucan character was shown crushing a snail shell. While the bill of a toucan is certainly serrated, it has weak muscles and is incapable of crushing even soft fruit.

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* The episode "Cooked Goose" had shows the hyena trio, trio of Shenzi, Banzai Banzai, and Ed, Ed being manipulated by Cheetata and Cheetato, two cheetah brothers, by sending them through a literal wild goose chase to prevent them from disturbing their hunts. Their first meeting has the hyenas obviously being intimidated by the cheetahs. Shenzi even puts her paw over Ed's mouth when he rudely demands what they want from them, and then immediately tries to defuse the situation with flattery, calling them "big, bold, brave cheetahs". In reality, the exact opposite would occur. Despite their speed, hyenas are much stronger than cheetahs, and cheetahs; since hyenas hunt in groups groups, most encounters between the two species involve hyenas stealing prey from cheetahs. As a result, cheetahs will actively avoid hyenas as much as possible. Also, among the animals that fell fall prey to the cheetahs by the end of the episode are implied to be a rhino and a hippo, hippo -- both of which are too large and strong for cheetahs do not prey on due to large size and immense strength.
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* In "Brazil Nuts", Timon called calls a capybara-like rodent a marmoset (a type of monkey). Clearly he He might perhaps have meant to call the animal a marmot, but marmots [[MisplacedWildlife do not live neither in Brazil or nor in rainforests]].
* "I Don't Bolivia" claimed suggests that toucans have serrated bills for crushing crushing, and the antagonistic toucan character was is shown crushing a snail shell. While the bill of a toucan is certainly serrated, it has weak muscles and is incapable of crushing even soft fruit.



* In "Once Upon a Timon", Zazu expresses disgust at the fact that Simba still eats bugs sometimes. Hornbills are also known to eat insects, so Zazu has no room to talk (hornbills also eat ''less'' pleasant things too, like snakes and lizards).
* "Can't Take a Yolk" had a female ostrich and a hatchling that both have black feathers of an adult male ostrich and three-toed feet.

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* In "Once Upon a Timon", Zazu expresses disgust at the fact that Simba still sometimes eats bugs sometimes.bugs. Hornbills are also known to eat insects, so Zazu has no room to talk (hornbills also eat ''less'' pleasant things too, like snakes and lizards).
* "Can't Take a Yolk" had a female ostrich and a her hatchling that have both have the black feathers of an adult male ostrich and three-toed feet.


* Rafiki is a mandrill with a tail of a baboon and ''living in the savannah instead of in the forest''; Zazu is a red-billed hornbill that is blue instead of brown; Pumbaa is a reddish brown warthog that looks more like a big-headed pig than a warthog; Timon is an always-bipedal meerkat with human-like teeth and that says "Ugh, carnivores!" even though he belongs to the order Carnivora as well; the spotted hyenas (''Crocuta crocuta'') that [[MixAndMatchCritters bear some resemblance]] with striped hyenas (''Hyaena hyaena''), with grey hair, large shaggy black manes, black ears and low-hanging head.
* Lions in this film have larger dew claws than in RealLife, which they can use as thumbs to make human-like hand gestures. It's the most conspicuous with Scar, who [[MinionMaracas grabs Banzai by the neck]] during his VillainSong.
* Given that they are very close to the same age, realistically, Scar and Mufasa would have been kicked out of their natal pride by their father at or around the same time, and worked ''together'' to take over a pride. Which they would then lead and father cubs for ''together.'' The same would have happened to Simba, [[spoiler:had Mufasa lived]]. But, that doesn't make for a very good Disneyfied version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', now does it?

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* Rafiki is a mandrill with a tail of a baboon and ''living in the savannah instead of in the forest''; Zazu is a red-billed hornbill that is blue instead of brown; Pumbaa is a reddish brown warthog that looks more like a big-headed pig than a warthog; Timon is an always-bipedal meerkat with human-like teeth and that says "Ugh, carnivores!" even though he belongs to the order Carnivora as well; the spotted hyenas (''Crocuta crocuta'') that [[MixAndMatchCritters bear some resemblance]] with to striped hyenas (''Hyaena hyaena''), with grey hair, large shaggy black manes, black ears ears, and low-hanging head.
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* Lions in this film have larger dew claws than in RealLife, which they can use as thumbs to make human-like hand gestures. It's the most conspicuous with Scar, who [[MinionMaracas grabs Banzai by the neck]] during his VillainSong.
* Given that they are very close to the same age, realistically, Scar and Mufasa would realistically have been kicked out of their natal pride by their father at or around the same time, time and worked ''together'' to take over a pride. Which they They would then lead and father cubs for ''together.cubs''together.'' The same would have happened to Simba, [[spoiler:had Mufasa lived]]. But, But that doesn't make for a very good Disneyfied version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', now does it?



* The hyenas bark, drool, and whine like dogs. In real life, hyenas belong to their own family (''Hyaenidae''), which is more closely related to the cat family (''Felidae''), or the Mongoose family (which includes animals such as meerkats), compared to the dog family (''Canidae''.) To show how wrong this is, they could meow or purr and it would be more logical than barking (but still very wrong, as said they belong to their own distinct family which has its own distinct vocalizations; mainly whooping or giggling noises.)

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* The hyenas bark, drool, and whine like dogs. In real life, hyenas belong to their own family (''Hyaenidae''), which is more closely related to the cat family (''Felidae''), or the Mongoose family (which includes animals such as meerkats), compared to meerkats) rather than the dog family (''Canidae''.) To show how wrong this is, they could meow or purr and it would be more logical than barking (but still very wrong, as said they belong to their own distinct family which has its and have their own distinct vocalizations; mainly whooping or giggling noises.)



* Lions tend to have litters within months of each other, but there are very few cubs in the original film or its sequel. Kiara was the ''only'' cub in her pride, while her parents were the only two when they were young as well. Extended media tries to fix this - such as ''Literature/TheLionKingSixNewAdventures'' introducing Chumvi and Kula as Nala's ChildhoodFriends, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' having Kiara be friends with Tiifu and Zuri, and ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing2019'' featuring background cubs - but the characters end up looking like [[RememberTheNewGuy random additions]]. The lack of cubs is likely a pragmatic choice in order to keep the cast concise. In development, Nala had a younger brother named "Mheetu" that acted as Simba's tagalong and was a reason for Simba being in the gorge, however he was scrapped because he was one more extra character that wasn't needed for the plot.
* Lion cubs lack the rosettes that actual young cubs have. The sole exception is Kion from ''The Lion Guard'' (who is actually too old to have as many rosettes as he does) and the newborn Simba (but not Kiara). Concept art shows that Simba originally had rosettes, but in the simplified final product he lacks them.

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* Lions tend to have litters within months of each other, but there are very few cubs in the original film or its sequel. Kiara was the ''only'' cub in her pride, while her parents were the only two when they were young as well. Extended media tries to fix this - such as this: ''Literature/TheLionKingSixNewAdventures'' introducing introduces Chumvi and Kula as Nala's ChildhoodFriends, ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' having depicts Kiara be as friends with Tiifu and Zuri, and ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing2019'' featuring features background cubs - but the characters end up looking like [[RememberTheNewGuy random additions]]. The lack of cubs is likely a pragmatic choice in order to keep the cast concise. In development, Nala had a younger brother named "Mheetu" that who acted as Simba's tagalong tag-along and was a the reason for Simba being in the gorge, however he gorge. He was scrapped because it turned out he was one more extra character that wasn't needed for the plot.
* Lion cubs lack the rosettes that actual young cubs have. The sole exception is Kion from ''The Lion Guard'' (who is actually too old to have as many rosettes as he does) and the newborn Simba (but not Kiara). Concept art shows that Simba originally had rosettes, but in the simplified final product product, he lacks them.



* It's commonly stated that all of the lion roars heard in the movie are actually tiger roars because the people making the movie felt like [[RealityIsUnrealistic the lion roars werenít powerful enough]]. This isn't the case, however - though tigers are larger than lions, they actually have a higher-pitched roar that sounds almost like they are saying "ow." Listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQx_leU7vKw here]].
* The decision to portray the hyenas as stupid feels odd when you realize that they are among the most intelligent animals in real life, and are comparable to the great apes in that regard. They have a very complex social structure (the most complex of any predator), and can work together and problem solve better than chimpanzees can, as [[https://today.duke.edu/2009/09/hyenas.html elaborated on here.]]
* The black-maned Scar is weaker than his auburn brother. Studies have shown that the darker the mane, the stronger and healthier the lion. Females are also more sexually attracted to black-maned males than brown-maned males. Also, a lion's mane darkens as he ages - since Mufasa is the older brother, he should have the darker mane.

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* It's commonly stated that all of the lion roars heard in the movie are actually tiger roars because the people making the movie felt like [[RealityIsUnrealistic the lion roars werenít powerful enough]]. This isn't the case, however - though -- while tigers are larger than lions, they actually have a higher-pitched roar that sounds almost like they are saying "ow." Listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQx_leU7vKw here]].
* The decision to portray the hyenas as stupid feels odd when you realize that they are among the most intelligent animals in real life, and are nearly comparable to the great apes in that regard. They have a very complex social structure (the most complex of any predator), and can work together and problem solve better than chimpanzees can, as [[https://today.duke.edu/2009/09/hyenas.html elaborated on here.]]
* The black-maned Scar is weaker than his auburn brother. Studies have shown that the darker the mane, the stronger and healthier the lion. Females are also more sexually attracted to black-maned males than brown-maned males. Also, a lion's mane darkens as he ages - ages; since Mufasa is the older brother, he should have the darker mane.



* Lions don't age quite like real lions. In the movie, cubs begin to get their manes even before they outgrow their young cub proportions. In real life, cubs are much larger and more muscular before their manes begin growing in. Adolescent male lions look a lot like lionesses due to their size combined with a lack of a mane.

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* Lions The lions in the film don't age quite like real lions. In the movie, cubs begin to get their manes even before they outgrow their young cub proportions. In real life, cubs are much larger and more muscular before their manes begin growing in. Adolescent male lions look a lot like lionesses due to their size combined with a lack of a mane.



* Scar's claws are permanently visible. In reality, lions have retractile claws - they are hidden inside the paw until the lion chooses to extend them.

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* Scar's claws are permanently visible. In reality, lions have retractile retractable claws - they are hidden inside the paw until the lion chooses to extend them.


* Several lions - Nala, Vitani, Zuri, and Tojo in particular - have blue eyes. Blue eyes only occur in white lions.

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* Several lions - Nala, Nala (in ''Simba's Pride'' only), Vitani, Zuri, and Tojo in particular - have blue eyes. Blue eyes only occur in white lions.


* The episode "Cooked Goose" had the hyena trio, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, being manipulated by a pair of cheetahs by sending them through a literal wild goose chase to prevent them from disturbing their hunts. Their first meeting has the hyenas obviously being intimidated by the cheetahs. Shenzi even puts her paw over Ed's mouth when he rudely demands what they want from them, and then immediately tries to defuse the situation with flattery, calling them "big, bold, brave cheetahs". In reality, the exact opposite would occur. Despite their speed, hyenas are much stronger than cheetahs, and since hyenas hunt in groups most encounters between the two species involve hyenas stealing prey from cheetahs. As a result, cheetahs will actively avoid hyenas as much as possible. Also, among the animals that fell prey to the cheetahs by the end of the episode are implied to be a rhino and a hippo, which cheetahs do not prey on due to large size and immense strength.

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* The episode "Cooked Goose" had the hyena trio, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, being manipulated by a pair of cheetahs Cheetata and Cheetato, two cheetah brothers, by sending them through a literal wild goose chase to prevent them from disturbing their hunts. Their first meeting has the hyenas obviously being intimidated by the cheetahs. Shenzi even puts her paw over Ed's mouth when he rudely demands what they want from them, and then immediately tries to defuse the situation with flattery, calling them "big, bold, brave cheetahs". In reality, the exact opposite would occur. Despite their speed, hyenas are much stronger than cheetahs, and since hyenas hunt in groups most encounters between the two species involve hyenas stealing prey from cheetahs. As a result, cheetahs will actively avoid hyenas as much as possible. Also, among the animals that fell prey to the cheetahs by the end of the episode are implied to be a rhino and a hippo, which cheetahs do not prey on due to large size and immense strength.


* At one point (while the music's winding up for ''[[IAmSong We Are One]]''), Simba and Kiara are shown rubbing up against each other and purring. Roaring cats, such as lions and tigers, can't purr. The biggest cats that purr are mountain lions.

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* At one point (while the music's winding up for ''[[IAmSong We Are One]]''), Simba and Kiara are shown rubbing up against each other and purring. Roaring cats, such as lions and tigers, can't purr. The biggest cats that purr are mountain lions.cougars.


* In "The Golden Zebra," Makucha attacks the Lion Guard with help from his leopard friends. In reality, leopards are both highly solitary and territorial animals who actively avoid one another. The sole exception to this is when there mating or raising young.

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* In "The Golden Zebra," Makucha attacks the Lion Guard with help from his leopard friends. In reality, leopards are both highly solitary and territorial animals who actively avoid one another. The sole exception to this is when there they're mating or raising young.

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