Timon's Mother, aka Ma in many cases is a character from Timon and Pumbaa.
Timon's Mother
She is Timon's caring mother. Ma reappeared in The Lion King 1 1/2, now as a much younger and kinder adult meerkat.


Ma lives in a meerkat colony with Timon and Uncle Max. Her husband is never mentioned, only appearing in deleted scenes. Ma understands Timon's struggles to find his place in the colony, and tries to help him in whatever manner she can. Although the rest of the burrow hates Timon, she stands by his side in most of his decisions. Not much more is known about her since her final appearance. 


Ma: Max, Timon's out there chasing metaphors! I gotta go find him!
Uncle Max: Are you nuts?!
Ma: Nice to have a supportive family, isn't it?
—Ma and Uncle Max

Ma is a devoted and supportive mother. She is very down-to-earth about what's important and will sacrifice her time and efforts to make others happy. She is also the only meerkat who's willing to stick up for Timon when he messes up. Throughout the film, she yearns for him to fit in and be happy. When he tells her that his place is not with his colony, she reluctantly lets him leave, in hopes that he'll find a better home. But she has a very strong attachment to Timon, as she can hardly stand being parted from him. Other traits of Ma's include bravery, devotion, a willingness to help, and forgiveness. She is also known to be sassy and strong-willed at times. Throughout the film, she tries to keep Timon's hair as neat as possible.


The Lion King 1 1/2

In the colony, Ma tries to encourage Timon in his jobs first as a digger and as a sentry. But when Timon fails as a sentry, he leaves the colony. Ma goes on a journey to find him, but is initially unsuccessful. She and Timon's Uncle Max meet Timon at Pride Rock after many years. At Timon's request, she and the other meerkats dig a tunnel to trap the hyenas, in order to help Simba. At the end of the film, Ma accompanies the rest of the colony to the jungle paradise that Timon and Pumbaa had discovered. She is also nicer and much lighter, though still slightly plump, than the one in the TV series. She also has red hair and is younger.


  • "Remember wash behind your ears"



Uncle Max

Knownable Relatives

  • Timon (Son)


  • The first relative of Timon to appear in the franchise.

Voice Actresses

  • Japanese : Masako Nozawa
  • English : Estelle Harris (Timon and Pumbaa), Julie Kavner (The Lion King 1½)

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