|This article is about a/an mentor in Power Rangers Jungle Fury.|
- "We are the vision in your dreams. We do not exist, yet we have been here since the beginning. We are Pai Zhua, the Order of the Claw. We train only the best, both physically and mentally, swearing them to secrecy, all masters of their skills. Never knowing their true purpose, until now."
- ―Master Mao[src]
Master Mao served as one of the principal senseis at the Order of the Claw, where he commanded the spirit of the Caracal. After he chose Casey Rhodes, Lily Chilman, and Theo Martin to fight the Dai Shi, he was killed by the latter but continued to assist the trio as a spirit in their later tenures as the Jungle Fury Rangers.
Later, when Casey recklessly decides to venture into Dai Shi's temple alone in order to help redeem Jarrod, Master Mao berated him for his foolish actions, one that would ultimately reward Casey with his master stripe.
He returned in the final episode alongside the other masters to fight alongside the Rangers in the Beast War. Calling on the full power of their animal spirits, the Masters are able to send the Beast Army back into the Spirit World. However, this victory is also moot when Dai Shi drains the Masters of their Spirits' powers. Master Mao eventually regained his powers following Dai Shi's destruction by Casey, Theo and Lily. Later, after seeing the Pai Zhuq Academy in good hands, Master Mao returned to the Spirit World.
- Nathaniel Lees and his Jungle Fury co-stars Jason Smith, Kelson Henderson and Anna Hutchison had guest starred on the show The Legend of The Seeker.
- Master Mao's animal spirit is a that of a wildcat, and the word 'Mao' means 'cat' in Chinese and Vietnamese.
- Master Mao had the shortest tenure of any Power Ranger mentor in the show's history, as he only fulfilled this capacity in the first episode and was promptly killed by Dai Shi, forcing the Rangers to seek out a new mentor.
- Master Mao's students, including Jarrod, have animal spirits that are all based on different species of cats.