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The Vulture Police are two fast-talking vulture cops from the Timon & Pumbaa TV series. The vulture with the blue hat is voiced by Townsend Coleman, and the other with the brown hat is voiced by Brian Cummings.


Physical Description

The vulture police have blue feathers and light blue tummies and front legs. They have peach heads with white feathers at the bottom of their necks. One of them wears a blue hat, while the other one wears a brown hat. Both of their hats have yellow rhombuses on them.


Vulture 1: We can't help you.
Vulture 2: Although we'd love to.
Vulture 1: But we can't.
Vulture 2: It's impossible
―The Vulture Police to Timon and Pumbaa

Like many police officers, the vultures believe strongly in justice and arrest anyone who breaks the law. They help out Timon and Pumbaa when they need assistance. This is particularly shown when Timon and Pumbaa go to the vultures to have them arrest a raccoon thief who stole their suitcase full of valuables, although they let the thief go as they believe that Timon and Pumbaa had to actually see him steal their suitcase to prove that what they're telling them is true. Though later, the vultures arrest the thief again after seeing that he really did steal Timon and Pumbaa's valuables.

On rare occasions, however, the vulture police are shown to arrest Timon and Pumbaa. This is specifically shown where they throw Timon and Pumbaa in jail after Toucan Dan framed them for stealing a train car full of beak polish. Although they arrest Toucan Dan after realizing that it was really the toucan who stole the said train car, they still arrest Timon and Pumbaa for escaping after being told not to. This moment shows that the vulture police can sometimes be rather antagonistic and unreasonable towards the two friends.

Role in the series

Timon & Pumbaa

"The Law of the Jungle"

Vulture 1: Seen this meerkat?
Vulture 2: We know you have him.
Vulture 1: Right this way.
Vulture 2: Just a few minutes ago.
―The Vulture Police to Pumbaa

After Timon scratches his back with a Forbidden Stick, the Vulture Police catch him and take him to a rhino judge. Timon tells everyone that not being allowed to touch a stick is a mockery of justice and breaks the Forbidden Stick, which shocks everyone.

After Pumbaa tries to be Timon's lawyer, the rhino judge gives Timon a series of tests to see if he's innocent or guilty. The tests are a snake pit of virtue, walking on hot coals, a cave of pain, and writing. Timon then admits that he scratched his back with the Forbidden Stick.

The judge and the police show Timon the punishments that can happen to him if he breaks the law. After Timon learns his lesson, he finds a snail to eat, but has trouble breaking the shell. So he uses a Forbidden Rock, and when he does so, he is put in a guillotine.

"Yosemite Remedy"


The Vulture Police with Timon and Pumbaa

When a raccoon thief named Thief steals Timon and Pumbaa's suitcase, the two go to the Vulture Police for them to arrest him. The Vulture Police draw pictures in order to be sure what the criminal looks like.

When the Vulture Police put Wanted pictures of Thief, the four see the criminal and he gets arrested and put in a criminal lineup. After Thief introduces himself, the police handcuff him, but he says that he didn't steal Timon and Pumbaa's suitcase, he found it. Thief then mentions that he can't be guilty when no one actually saw him steal it. So, to Timon and Pumbaa's surprise, the Vulture Police remove the handcuffs off of Thief.

When Timon sees that his and Pumbaa's suitcase is full of bricks instead of valuables, the meerkat decides to get even with Thief. He tries three attempts to get revenge on the criminal, but they end in failure.

On Timon's third attempt, he makes Pumbaa throw Thief's trash can house to a cliff, but they fall as well. Timon and Pumbaa then find their valuables and Thief tries to escape them, but runs into the Vulture Police, who arrest him this time since they find out that the criminal really did steal Timon and Pumbaa's suitcase.

"Wide Awake in Wonderland"

Vulture 1: You're going to the big house.
Vulture 2: Not the medium-sized house.
Vulture 1: Not the wee little house.
Vulture 2: But the big house.
―The Vulture Police arresting "Goldi-meerkat-locks"

The vulture police make a brief appearance in this episode in the meerkat and warthog version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. They arrest Goldi-meerkat-locks for breaking in the three warthogs' house.

"I Don't Bolivia"

When Timon has trouble breaking a snail's shell, Pumbaa suggests he uses Toucan Dan. When Timon walks up to the toucan, Pumbaa tells his friend that, according to the signs, he is a dangerously clever criminal mastermind who can make anyone believe anything he says. Timon removes the signs and is about to use Toucan Dan to crack the snail's shell open.

Toucan Dan tricks Timon into freeing him from his cage and after Timon does so, the Vulture Police show up. They see that the signs are gone and take all of them out of Timon. The Vulture Police make Timon and Pumbaa capture Toucan Dan and put him back in his cage.


The Vulture Police freeing Timon, who's impersonating Toucan Dan

After Timon and Pumbaa capture Toucan Dan, Toucan Dan repeatedly tricks Timon into freeing him from his cage. Pumbaa's had enough and Timon suggests that he impersonates the toucan before the Vulture Police show up. The Vulture Police appear and see Timon disguised as Toucan Dan. They free "Toucan Dan" out of his cage and tell him that they're going to feed him to the lions. Timon then admits he's not Toucan Dan, but the police won't believe him.

Toucan Dan shows up impersonating Timon. While the Vulture Police don't know what to do, Pumbaa has to decide which one's the real Timon. When the warthog is unable to do so, the Vulture Police put Timon and Toucan Dan in guillotines to see which one can easily crack the snail's shell open. Pumbaa now knows who the real Timon is.

"Shopping Mauled"

The vulture police show up after the Hakuna Matata Megamall explodes due to a gas leak, telling Timon and Pumbaa that they heard that they are causing trouble. When Timon and Pumbaa try to prove their innocents to the people, the police don't think their explanation is good enough and suggest that they have someone help them.

"Alcatraz Mataz"

Vulture 1: We told you not to escape.
Vulture 2: Don't you have ears?
Vulture 1: Yeah, why didn't you listen?
―The Vulture Police to Timon

When Toucan Dan frames Timon and Pumbaa for stealing a train car full of beak polish, the Vulture Police throw the duo in jail. Timon tries to convince them that he didn't steal it, but they won't believe him.

Timon and Pumbaa try to break out of prison to catch Toucan Dan, without getting caught by the police. After doing so, Timon and Pumbaa get to Toucan Dan's place and try to get him to confess that he stole the train car full of beak polish. The Vulture Police later show up and are about to arrest the two for escaping.

The Vulture Police arrest Toucan Dan when they find out it was really him who stole the train car full of beak polish. However, they throw Timon and Pumbaa back in jail because they escaped when they told them not to.


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Season One: "Boara Boara" | "Saskatchewan Catch" | "Kenya Be My Friend?" | "Good Mousekeeping" | "Brazil Nuts" | "South Sea Sick/The Lion Sleeps Tonight" | "Never Everglades" | "Cooked Goose" | "Yukon Con" | "Doubt of Africa" | "How to Beat the High Costa Rica" | "Swiss Missed" | "Russia Hour" | "You Ghana Join the Club" | "Uganda Be an Elephant" | "To Kilimanjaro Bird" | "Rocky Mountain Lie" | "Amazon Quiver" | "French Fried" | "Big Top Breakfast" | "Madagascar About You" | "Truth or Zaire/Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" | "Mojave Desserted" | "Beauty and the Wildebeest" | "Don't Break the China" | "Can't Take a Yolk" | "Stand by Me" | "The Pain in Spain" | "Frantic Atlantic" | "Unlucky in Lesotho" | "Rafiki's Apprentice" | "Tanzania Zany" | "Guatemala Malarkey" | "Mombasa-In-Law" | "TV Dinner" | "Back Out in the Outback" | "Gabon with the Wind" | "Timon's Time Togo" | "The Law of the Jungle" | "Manhattan Mishap" | "Paraguay Parable" | "Be More Pacific" | "Going Uruguay" | "Let's Serengeti Out of Here" | "Congo on Like This" | "Okay Bayou?" | "Shake Your Djibouti" | "Yosemite Remedy" | "The Sky is Calling" | "Mozam-Beaked" | "Ocean Commotion"
Season Two: "Palm Beached" | "Oregon Astray" | "New Guinea Pig" | "Isle of Manhood" | "Puttin' on the Brits" | "Klondike Con" | "Isle Find Out" | "Beetle Romania" | "Rumble in the Jungle" | "Wide Awake in Wonderland" | "Zazu's Off-by-One Day" | "Animal Barn" | "Roach Hotel" | "Africa-Dabra!" | "Shopping Mauled" | "Library Brouhaha" | "Catch Me if You Kenya" | "Scent of the South" | "Monster Massachusetts" | "Handle with Caribbean" | "Forbidden Pumbaa" | "Washington Applesauce" | "Alcatraz Mataz" | "Oahu Wahoo" | "I Think I Canada" | "Zazu's Off Day Off" | "Beast of Eden" | "Sense & Senegambia" | "Timon on the Range" | "The Man from J.U.N.G.L.E." | "Maine-Iacs" | "Fiji-Fi-Fo-Fum" | "Rome Alone" | "Amusement Bark" | "Once Upon a Timon" | "Home is Where the Hog Is" | "Beethoven's Whiff" | "Bumble in the Jungle" | "Mind Over Matterhorn"
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Musical: Lioness Hunt | Rafiki Mourns | One by One | Grasslands Chant | Chow Down | The Madness of King Scar | Shadowland | Endless Night
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See Also

The Disney Afternoon | Find Out Why | House of Mouse | One by One

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