Rafiki is a male mandrill. He serves as an adviser to the ruler of Pride Rock.
Rafiki's pelt is blue-gray, while his underbelly is pale gray.
He also has a white mane and goatee. His eyes are black.
Not only is Rafiki in tune with the world around him, but he is as wise as his years suggest.
Though he may talk in a cryptic manner which may be hard to understand at first, he is nevertheless very knowledgeable.
As a teacher, Rafiki is calm, knowledgeable and patient with Makini.