Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Species: Heron
Location: Great Forest
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Behind the Scenes
First Appearance:
  "The Fire"
Voiced by:
Kate Hurman
I'm Hera, and this old stick in the mud is Morton.

— Hera, "The Fire"

Hera (voiced by Kate Hurman) is a blue heron that lives in the Great Forest in a shallow pond with Morton the turtle. She encounters Fur Foot, Elf Cup and Puff Ball as they're searching for a Toad Tunnel.[1]


Despite being a bird that feeds on amphibians, Hera immediately befriends the Toad Patrol and never once makes an attempt to eat them. She admires the politeness of Fur Foot, Elf Cup and Puff Ball, and doesn't hesitate to go out of her way to warn them about a forest fire.[1] Her kindness even extends to giving them a ride on her back on two separate occasions.[1] When it comes to Morton, however, Hera won't hold in a little teasing.

Memorable quotes

The Fire

  • "Jumpy little toadlet, aren't you?"
  • "He hates being called Morty..."


  • Hera hates it when Morton exaggerates.
  • Hera's name is based on the godess of the same name present in Greek mythology. She's the wife of Zeus and is affiliated with women and marriage.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "The Fire", Episode 3 (season 1); Toad Patrol, 1999.