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"I was a zookeeper. Shiva, she fell into one of the concrete moats in her exhibit. It was empty, the vets were on their way, but her leg was ripped open. She was gonna bleed out. The sound she made; she was in so much pain. I knew the risk. I had to try. And I got my shirt up around her leg, saved her life. After that, she never showed so much as a tooth in my direction. Keeping a tiger isn't practical, I know. She eats as much as ten people. She could yank the chain out of my hand. Hell, she could yank my arm right off. But she hasn't. She won't."
—Ezekiel on saving Shiva.[src]

Shiva is an animal character introduced in Season 7 of AMC's The Walking Dead. Shiva's owner is Ezekiel.


Location Unknown

Shiva was an exhibit on a zoo where Ezekiel worked as a keeper. Shiva once fell in a concrete moat in her enclosure and badly injured her leg. With no veterinarians around, Ezekiel came to her rescue, wrapping his shirt around her open wound and stopping a hemorrhage. Grateful, Shiva never showed any signs of hostility towards Ezekiel afterwards.


Season 7

"The Well"

Shiva is shown with Ezekiel as he sits on a throne in a theater auditorium chained at his side. She growls at Carol, but Ezekiel manages to calm her down, as she is not a threat. Shiva proceeds to sit down while Ezekiel introduces himself to Carol and welcomes her to The Kingdom. Ezekiel and Shiva later visits Carol. He offers her a pomegranate. She smiles.

"Rock in the Road"

Shiva appears with Ezekiel when he grants Rick Grimes and Jesus an audience.

"New Best Friends"

Shiva is shown in her cage, Daryl is seen accompanying her and pets her before being met by Morgan.

"Bury Me Here"

Shiva is lounging around with Ezekiel as he observes the Kingdom from a second-story balcony. Nabila approaches him and is cautious due to Shiva being near him and keeps her distance.

"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"

When Ezekiel takes a regiment to aid Alexandria, Shiva joins them. As Negan is about to kill Carl Grimes, Shiva appears and attacks a Scavenger standing near Carl, killing him and saving Carl's life. During the battle, Shiva kills a Savior, causing Negan to complain about her as he, the surviving Saviors and the Scavengers are forced to retreat.

Season 8


shiva will appear in this episode.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Shiva has killed:


TV Series

Season 7

Season 8


  • Her species is currently unknown, but if her portrayal is accurate to the comic, she would be a Bengal Tiger.
  • She is The Walking Dead's first character that is not portrayed by a live actor. However, her actions are created by visual CGI effects embedded on a stuntman in a blue suit.
  • She has the most appearances out of any animal featured on the show.
  • Shiva is the first animal to kill living survivors on-screen.
TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesMirandaLouisElizaGlennAndrea
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
Dave & Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WilsonBradySeanFranklinWellesCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNoris
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEricEnidBobTobinKentBarbaraBruceFrancineScottAnnaMikeyHeathSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesRichardsHollyMichaelStacyBobbyNatalieErinShellyCarterPeteRegAiden
The Wolves OwenAphid
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieWesleyHarlanFreddieKalEduardoGregoryCrystalAndyCraigEthan
The Saviors DwightSimonNeganKenoGavinJaredLauraAratGaryAmberTanyaFrankieMarkSherryWadeCamRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanMilesJiroPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTinaGordon
The Kingdom DanielColtonEzekielJerryDianneAlvaroKevinHenryJennyNabilaRichardBenjamin
Oceanside RachelCyndieNataniaBeatriceKathy
The Scavengers TamielJadisBrionFarronWinslow
Miscellaneous Survivors EastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals ShivaNellyTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneHannahSummerEddie
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