Maya is long-bodied and lithe with strong limbs and a groomed pelt. Her fur is tawny, while her muzzle, paws, and underbelly are all paler in color, and her ears are rimmed with brown.
Her eyes are brown, a trait shared with her mother, brother, and eldest niece.
Maya displays aggressive characteristics,and eagerly takes enjoyment in taunting her sister-in-law.
She seems to have picked up a sarcastic nature from her mother, and is unafraid of showing her deceptive traits when in the presence of Simba and Nala.
However, Maya's soft side shows through when she interacts with her nieces, Nita and Mari. Maya can also be level-headed and is not nearly as cruel as her mother. She loves her nieces, and strives to provide a good example.
- Her nieces refer to her as Aunt Maya.
- She's envious of the affection that Nita and Marigold hold for Clea.
- She doesn't get along well with Vitani.
- She and her mother are the only members of the pride that refer to Simba's family by their titles.
- She doesn't respect Simba's family.
- Vitani doesn't consider her to be a good hunter.
- She dislikes Simba's grandchildren.