When a drought hits the Pride Lands, the Lion Guard seek out Dhahabu, in order to ask if they can share her watering hole. After venturing into the Back Lands and being introduced to Dhahabu by her herd, they are taken to Dhahabu Grove where they negotiate with an excited Dhahabu. With a little bit of pleading from members Raha and Starahe, The Lion Guard is tasked with finding a rare Tamboa Plant for the herd in order for access to the watering hole, which they accept, much to Dhahabu's surprise.
After getting the plant, they discover that the watering hole is empty, something which only Dhahabu herself knew of. Disappointed, her herd abandons her for lying to them, prompting Dhahabu to take up the Lion Guard's offer to help restore the water.
After they do so together, her herd return to the watering hole, where they welcome the Pride Landers to their source of water.
The zebras come into the Pride Lands and they sing Prance With Me. Dhahabu goes on top of Pride Rock where she meets King Simba along with the rest of Kion's family. Dhahabu goes on a tour with the Lion Guard, Kiara, Tiifu, and Zuri. She tells her herd to go frolic and romp around the Pride Lands. After seeing Fuli helping Dhahabu get over a fire she sees that she needs a royal guard. She asks Fuli, Tifu, and Zuri to be her guards. Starehe and Raha get upset that they've been alone without Dhahabu for this long. Ono goes to find her and sees that there being attacked by jackals. The zebras spring into action but Dhahabu doesn't see them. Kion suggests that they be her new guards. The jackals come back again this time with two crocodiles. Starehe and Raha come to save Dhahabu and she lets them be her new guards. That night at the celebration Dhahabu wishes that they would share her watering hole forever and become friends.
Dhahabu is the leader of the herd. She is a zebra with peach-tan and white striped zebra. Her eyes are bright sky blue, with black eyebrows. She has a striped golden and white mane that curves to one side and rises above her face. Her inner ears are pink.