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Dr. Monáe
Background information
Feature films Rio 2
Video games
Voice Janelle Monáe
Character information
Species Human
Gender Female
Feather/Hair/ Skin color Brown skin
Eyes Brown
Fate Living
Quote "He'll live, but he'll never fly again."

Dr. Monáe is a female veterinarian who appears in Rio 2. She helped heal Nigel after he suffered injuries from the plane crash at the end of Rio. She diagnosed that "he would live, but would never fly again." She is voiced by Janelle Monáe.


Dr. Monáe is tan skinned with brown eyes. She is dressed in doctor's office equipment, such as a teal outfit, veterinary gloves, and face mask.


  • She is the second female doctor to be seen in the Rio franchise. The first is Dr. Barbossa.
  • She appears to be named and modeled after her own voice actress Janelle Monáe.
  • She says that Nigel will never fly again. However, in Rio: Snakes Alive!, Nigel claims he could regrow his feathers if he follows a strict routine. Also, in Rio 2, Gabi stated that Nigel was able to fly a whole second, however, this is not very much progress as it has been 4 years since the plane crash.
    • However, in Rio 2, Nigel has most of his wing feathers and he returned to Rio with Linda and Tulio for further observation, which might mean they heal him.


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