Lyra (Kitty in the original English dub) is a a cream-colored white lioness, with brown bangs and blue eyes. She is the mate of Leo, mother of Lune and Lukio and niece of Specklerex.

Appearances Edit

Kitty makes her first appearance in episode 7 of 1966 Kimba the White Lion, and is seen in nearly every episode of Leo the Lion, and a frequent character in 1989 "The New Adventures of Kimba".  She appears in Jungle Emperor Leo as Leo's wife, and a mother.  The only Jungle Emperor related animations she has not appeared in, are Jungle Emperor: the Brave Will Change the Future and The Symphonic Poem.

In Kimba the White Lion (1966)Edit

Kitty was voiced by Sonia Owens in the original dub, though she was not credited. She says she used to live by the River, before hunters came and killed her parents, and her only relative is her uncle, King Specklerex. (This would actually make her royalty, which would explain her ladylike compusure.) Even in her first appearance, Claw is obviously smitten by her lovely looks, and tries to make her his queen when she gets older when she is on her way to her uncle's mountain. She easily rebuked this idea, and meets Kimba after he saves her. She is obviously deeply in love with him, but will not admit it, and is very disappointed when she has to leave the Jungle.

In Leo the LionEdit

In the sequel series of the 1966 's one, Kitty/Lyra is now adult and give birth the two children of Kimba (Leo). She's involved in different episodes.

In Jungle Emperor (1989)Edit

Differently from other series, Laiya is here described as a servant of Leona. She appears early in the series and is often involved in adventures with Leo.

In Jungle Emperor Leo (1997)Edit

Kitty appears much as she did in the Onward, Leo series, as Kimba (Leo)'s mate and mother of his cubs. She is called Lyra, however. She shows the same fire she is known for in most adaptions, standing up to the elephant Pagoola. She is shown to be a caring mother and loving mate. She is seen caring for the animals injured in the fire and those that catch the sickness which eventually kills her.


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