Tatu has brown fur and green eyes with a tan underbelly. His tail is slightly different color than his mane pelt, and his eyebrows are dark and thin. He is very fast and agile along with a brute strength. He is often described as "perfect," yet he always claims his siblings, Kubwa and Akili are the perfect cubs.
Tatu is known to be very generous and wise, always putting others before himself. This causes most to believe he should be king. Although everyone tells him he should rule, he often replies by saying, "My siblings would do a far better job whether it be Kubwa or Akili."