Zuzo is a spirit fox (chanuel) who guides Elena through the human and spirit worlds.


Sofia the First

Zuzo appears in the special Elena and the Secret of Avalor. When Shuriki seized control of the Kingdom of Avalor following the murder of the king and queen and imprisonment of the surviving members of the royal family, Alacazar, the royal sorcerer, entrusted his chanul Zuzo to send the princess who has the Amulet of Avalor on a journey to free Elena from the amulet so she could free Avalor.

Forty-one years later, Princess Sofia obtains the amulet and travels to Avalor to speak with Zuzo. At Alacazar's old home, Sofia meets Alacazar's grandson Mateo, who helps summon Zuzo from th spirit world. After he is summoned, Zuzo quickly greets them and explains that the only way to free Elena is to place the amulet in the statue of Azaluna with Shuriki's wand. After he finishes his instructions, Zuzo also gives Sofia special advice and he then returns to the spirit world. Sofia understands the meaning behind his words later on when she gets everyone in Avalor to join together and overthrow Shuriki.

Elena of Avalor

Zuzo appears in the show that follows the events of the special. Elena is able to see and talk to Zuzo because of some left over residue magic from the Amulet of Avalor after she was freed. In turn, Zuzo is able to offer Elena advice in times of need though he cannot directly help her.


  • Zuzo is the first chanul that Mateo summoned.
    • Zuzo was also the first chanul Mateo met.
  • There's another spirit guide known as Bobo, who's known to cause mischief.
  • Zuzo was based on a belief that everyone has a spirit animal double. In the Mayan world.
  • Zuzo only had one wardrobe change in the entire series in A Day to Remember.


The image gallery for Zuzo may be viewed here.

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Royal Family Princess ElenaPrincess IsabelFrancisco FloresLuisa FloresChancellor EstebanKing Raul and Queen Lucia
Royal Staff MateoGabeNaomi TurnerArmandoHigginsAlacazar
Villagers of Avalor RafaDaniel TurnerScarlett TurnerDona PalomaProfessor MendozaJulioCarmenRoberto NúñezBlanca NúñezSeñorita MarisolQuiqueAmaraSir CassiusOliviaProfessor OchoaTomikoJavier
Other Royalties King ToshiKing JoaquínPrincess CaterinaKing RajaKing LarsKing HectorKing Juan RamónPrince AlonsoPrincess Valentina
Jaquins Migs, Luna, and SkylarChief ZephyrNicoCielaAviónKing VeragoDulceMingo, Zoom, and Estrella
Spirits ZuzoDoña AngelicaCacahuateBoboQuita MozAmaláyEl Guapo
Creatures JaquinsChanulNoblinsCharocaYacalliZuni, Maya, and LomoLama, Hool, and QapaCharica
Antagonists ShurikiFieroOrizabaTroyoLord ElrodVictor DelgadoCarla DelgadoMarimondaCruzVestia
Outside Avalor Antonio Agama
Sofia the First Sofia the FirstPrincess AmberPrince JamesKing Roland IIQueen Miranda