Green, pink, and purple
Brown and red
Crest down back
Dr. Happy (creator)
Upon seeing news reports about Bartholomew, Timon and Pumbaa start a training program with their friend Simba in which he protects them from predators while they hide in nearby foliage. Simba, however, pays little attention to their constant drills, confident in his abilities to take on dangerous predators.
Wanting to instill confidence in their lion friend, Timon and Pumbaa plot to have Simba think he has saved them from the escaped beast. The plan backfires, however, when Timon encounters Bartholomew while prepping the event and mistakes him for Pumbaa. When Pumbaa shows up, the meerkat realizes his mistake, and the two friends take off, screaming, into the jungle. They run immediately to Simba and force him into combat against the beast, but Simba quickly learns that Bartholomew is a friend.
In the face of his friends' shock, Simba explains that ever since escaping Dr. Happy's lab, Bartholomew has been lonely and lost. He suggests that they let Bartholomew into their gang. Realizing Bartholomew's potential as a bodyguard, Timon reluctantly agrees to the idea, and Bartholomew admits that he's been giving their motto a lot of thought. Once officially a member of their club, Bartholomew attempts to follow them across a log, but the trunk breaks beneath his weight, and all four friends slide backward into a ravine.
Personality and traits