The Elephant Graveyard is a forbidden location located beyond the Pride Lands. It is the former home to Shenzi's clan, the ancestors of Janja's Clan.


Prior to The Lion Guard

When Simba and Nala were cubs, they made it past Zazu to reach the Elephant Graveyard, surrounded by elephant's skulls, bones and old geysers. They took a look around before they went inside the biggest elephant skull when Zazu came to stop them. He told them the Elephant Graveyard is too dangerous and Simba laughed about it when he thought of its danger. When three hyenasShenziBanzai, and Ed came and surround them and afterward began to chase them suddenly Simba and Nala were trapped at the walls and Simba tried to roar to protect Nala, but the Hyenas were laughing and teasing him. Simba gave another roar and it sounded like the noise of an adult lion's roar. It was Mufasa, who came to rescue the cubs and he told the Hyenas to never go near his son again and they ran away after that. He was disappointed that his son disobeyed him and took the cubs back home to the Pride Lands. Later that night, Scar told his henchmen he had a plan to murder Mufasa and Simba for good to take over the throne.

Years later, after Mufasa is killed, and Simba runs off into exile from the Pride Lands, the hyenas, (who are now living at Pride Rock under the reign of Scar) begin to lose their faith in Scar. Once Simba returns as an adult and defeats Scar, they betray and kill their master, before being engulfed in a fire that broke out during the fight via one strike of dry lightning.

Now the graveyard is abandoned by the hyenas, as many of them are burned alive in the fire, whilst others run away from the Pride Lands, not returning to the wasteland, leaving it dormant of hyenas. Their descendants, led by Janja live in the Outlands, which strides along the borders of the Graveyard and the Pride Lands.

Battle for the Pride Lands

The Elephant Graveyard appeared in one of Rafiki's paintings in The Lair of the Lion Guard.

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
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