- “You don't turn your back on family. Unless your back will save them from a falling tree.”
- ―Zito, The Kilio Valley Fire
Zito is an adult male elephant and a member of Ma Tembo's Herd.
Zito is a large, grey, bulky elephant with two large white tusks and a long trunk which is pale grey inside. His face contains wrinkles, and around his jet, black eyes are dark grey. Running along his back are several darker grey spots and he has a small tail with a dark grey tuft. He has four pale grey toes on his feet. His ears are pink, and his left ear contains two notches. Atop his head are three wisps of hair and some additional dark grey spots.
Zito is shown as being stubborn, impatient, ungrateful, and prone to complaining. He appears to take things very literally, as seen when Hadithi uses the quote, The higher you fly, the more they'll look up to you, where Zito points out that elephants can't fly.
In The Kilio Valley Fire, despite the Lion Guard's best attempts to control the fires spreading in Kilio Valley, Zito remains unappreciative of their efforts, complaining over trivial matters and blaming the Lion Guard for eventually losing Kilio Valley, even though it was not their fault. However, he does seem to appreciate the value of family and has a softer side, as shown when he saves Kion from a falling tree.