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The fish in Big Springs love eatin' the muck and dirt off us hippos!

Beshte, The Rise of Makuu

Big Springs is a water source located in the Pride Lands. It is the home of Basi's Pod. It was first seen in the episode in "The Rise of Makuu" and was owned by the Army of Scar until their disbandment. In Return to the Pride Lands Big Springs has been restored.


It is a large lake with many rocks dipped into the water from the sides. The clear waters are filled to the brim with fish that will eat the dirt away from any hippo standing in the water. A large upheaval of mountainous grass is attached to the side, with additional rocks placed on top.


Never Judge a Hyena by Its Spots

Thurston mentions Big Springs when asking where Flat Ridge Rock is located.

The Rise of Makuu

After Beshte becomes dirty, the Lion Guard journey here to clean off. Beshte explains that the fish in his home eat the muck and dirt off the Hippos, including the food stuck in his teeth, and demonstrates this to his friends. His father, Basi, also mentions that when there are too many fish in the lake, the crocodiles come along and eat the fish, completing the Circle of Life. Bunga dives in, but the fish are repelled by his scent. Kion asks Makuu to leave]] Pua then arrives and asks Basi if the fish are ready. Basi explains that whilst there are more than last time, there are still not enough for him and his float. He invites them to return next week, and Pua agrees. However, Makuu is not happy with this and challenges him to a Mashindano. Basi explains what that is, leaving Kion worried.

After Makuu wins the Mashindano, he forces the Hippos to move out and the crocodiles move in. Kion attempts to reason with Makuu, though he initially refuses. Later, Kion returns with newfound advice from Pua and his grandfather and warns him what he's messing with. After seeing the Roar of the Elders in action, Makuu agrees to leave, and the hippos return home. Basi invites Makuu back when the fish have repopulated.

Janja's New Crew

A mudslide blocks a popular trail from Big Springs to Mekundu Cliffs. Twiga attempts to use it with the intent of traveling to Big Springs but is halted by Bunga and Ono.

Beware the Zimwi

Beshte and the Bellow Fellows

Beshte awaits The Bellow Fellows, after preparing for an audition with them. He is nervous, but Kion reminds him that they just faced the Zimwi and that even if it turned out to be fake, he still went in with the belief that it was real. This gives Beshte a confidence boost, and he steps onto a rock to perform for them. He begins bellowing and afterward is welcomed as a new member of The Bellow Fellows, much to his delight. Together, they were bellowing as a group, and Bunga comments that Beshte was scarier than the Zimwi.

Rafiki's New Neighbors

Having helped to save Rafiki's tree, Mzaha explains that he, Chama and Furaha found a tree near Big Springs to live in, where they can be as loud as they want.

Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas

Beshte approaches Ma Tembo at Big Springs to ask for her herd to pa

Beshte tells Ma Tembo's herd about Christmas

rticipate in a Christmas celebration for Timon and Pumbaa. Although Ma Tembo is hesitant, she agrees after hearing what was required.

The Hyena Resistance

Scar orders his army to attack Big Springs with Kiburi's float being in the lead. On their way there, Kiburi's float gets stopped by falling into a hole dug be The Hyena Resistance

Beshte and the Beast

Twice, Scar's army tries to attack Basi's pod at Big Springs until Shujaa the gorilla comes to help the Lion Guard.

The Fall of Mizimu Grove

While Basi and his pod is getting worried about Outlanders’ attacks on the Pride Lands and bubbles sound, Bas

Hanging out

i tells the other hippos to get out the water. Beshte volunteers to check it out. Beshte then told his father and the rest of the pod that it was only KiaziScar later claims that his army had taken Big Springs.

Battle for the Pride Lands

Big Springs can be seen on a cave painting in the Lair of the Lion Guard

Return to the Pride Lands

Since the disbandment and defeat of the Army of Scar, Big Springs has been returned to its former glory. Beshte is seen welcomed at Big Springs by his father and his pod, Makuu's float and Ma Tembo's Herd.


Former Residents


Pride Lands
Aardvark DensAcacia GroveAcacia SavannaBig Baboon TreeBig RavineBig SpringsChakula PlainsChamber of the Lion GuardChekundu CliffsEmbamba CanyonFlat Ridge RockFlood PlainsGiraffe Watering HoleGnu PlainGorgeGrove of TreesGreat Big LakeHakuna Matata FallsHippo SpringsKilio ValleyKulinda's NestLake KiziwaLaini's TreeLake MatopeLake ShangazaMaji Baridi FallsMapango CliffsMapema RockMakuu's Watering HoleMaumivu Thorn PatchMbali FieldsMekundu CliffsMizimu GroveMud PotsNandembo CavernsNdefu GroveNyani GroveOno's NestPoromoko CrevassePride RockRafiki's TreeRocky PlainsRocky RidgeSehemu PassShelter of the Lion GuardSwampThe Lair of the Lion GuardThe Tallest TreeUkuni WoodsUrembo MeadowsUrembo RiverUshari's HoleUtamu TreeWatering Hole
Broken RockElephant GraveyardOutlands VolcanoJasiri's Watering HoleReirei's CaveRocky PlateauTermite MoundsZira's Den
Back Lands
Acacia WoodsBadili's TreeBack Lands CanyonsDhahabu GroveDhahabu's Watering HoleMirihi Forest
Other Locations
Azaad's CanyonBamboo ForestBamboo WoodsCavernCliffsCanyonsCiso RiverCikha EscarpmentDragon IslandDesertDirishaDesert PlainsFlamingo BeachForestGreat Stone WallGreat Big LakeHot SpringsIcy RiverJungleMisty FallsMountainMarshMama Binturong's HideoutMountain PassMarsh ForestOceanPoolPondPratibimbaRed RocksRainbow FallsRocky MountainsRavineRiverbedSokwe's CaveSummer SpringsStone ForestTheluji MountainsStone ForestTundraTree of LifeWinter WoodsWillows
Moja Kwa Moja Landmarks
Bamboo ForestBig Mountains with Sun RockCliff with Tall TreeDried WaterfallDried PoolFour StarsGiant LakeHoled RockIroko TreeMonkey-Shaped MountainRainbow RocksRiverTwo-Peaked MountainWaterfall