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Gazelles, right? One little scare and before you know it, they're just jumping all over the place.

Bunga, Beware the Zimwi

Gazelles are antelopes that appear in The Lion Guard universe. They live in the Pride Lands.


In the Real World

Gazelles are brown in color, with white underbellies and faces. They have one black stripes on their eye and one on each side. The males have a pair of long, straight horns, while the females have shorter horns.

In The Lion Guard

Both male and female gazelles in The Lion Guard have long horns.


The gazelles shown in The Lion Guard appear to be Thomson's gazelles. They are grazing animals that live in herds and breed twice a year. Gazelles are capable of reaching speeds of up to 60 mph (97 km/h) in bursts, or run at a steady 30 mph (48 km/h). Cheetahs, lions, hyenas, jackals, and crocodiles are all predators of gazelles.


The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

When Kion approaches the Watering Hole, a couple of gazelle families are present, their fawns grazing on the grass.

Chungu chasing a herd of gazelles

Gazelles also appear in the song "Tonight We Strike" several times, twice standing with a group of Pride Land animals, once supporting the weight of seven other animals on its back, and once being surrounded by hyenasKiara and her friend, Tiifu are set to track the gazelles. However, Kiara notices the hyenas sneaking about, and later becomes trapped in a stampede of gazelles. She wounds herself in the process and her brother, Kion, and the rest of the Lion Guard step in to rescue her and take down the hyenas.

The Rise of Makuu

Gazelles watch Pua and Makuu

Gazelles are present at the Mashindano. They witness the fight between Pua and Makuu.

The Kupatana Celebration

Gazelles are present at the Kupatana Celebration. They celebrate Kupatana with the other Pride Landers.

A gazelle stands between an oryx and an ostrich

Fuli's New Family

Fuli repeatedly attempts to hunt a gazelle, but is always interrupted by one of her friends.

Fuli stalks a gazelle

Follow That Hippo!

During the song Hero Inside, a gazelle is seen leaping across a hill.

The Call of the Drongo

As Kion looks out over the Pride Lands, a pair of gazelles are visible.

Two gazelles

Paintings and Predictions

Gazelle in trouble!

The Lion Guard rescues a young gazelle with his hoof trapped beneath a boulder. Bunga pulls him free while Beshte holds the boulder up. However, Bunga and the gazelle fawn begin to slide down a steep slope. However, Kion grabs Bunga in his teeth, and Bunga holds onto the gazelle's tail, successfully stopping them from falling down a cliff. Bunga remarks that the gazelle has to admit it was fun and the gazelle honks in disagreement. Ono then takes the gazelle fawn back to his herd after it starts to rain. Later, it is confirmed that the gazelle is fine.

The Mbali Fields Migration

Fighting zebras and gazelles

Swala's herd of gazelles are fighting with Muhimu's herd of zebras over a lack of grass. The Lion Guard arrives and breaks up the fight, and upon hearing the problem, Kion leaves to speak with Simba. It is decided that the Lion Guard will lead the gazelles and zebras to Mbali Fields.

The migration begins peacefully, with everyone working together and helping each other. During the "Trail to Hope", Beshte carries a young gazelle for a time and hops with some of the herd members.

The gazelles arrive at Mbali Fields

However, Muhimu soon causes a stampede, and Swala joins in, leading the gazelles forward. This causes a rock to fall, blocking the canyon through which they were running, and Ono realizes that the groups must travel through the Outlands to reach Mbali Fields. This trek proves more challenging, with a heavy rainstorm and a flash flood, and some gazelles even begin to question Kion's leadership. Kion soon stops the herds and goes off on his own for a while, and when he returns, Muhimu speaks up for him, and he makes a short speech. The gazelles are soon in good spirits once more, and they make the migration to Mbali Fields safely.

The Imaginary Okapi

During the song Life in the Pride Lands, a herd of gazelles bound across the Pride Lands.

Leaping across the land

Beware the Zimwi

A small herd of gazelles is hiding in a nearby bush, having seen The Zimwi. They startle Young Rhino, a hare and Mtoto, who run to the Lion Guard under the belief that they themselves encountered the Zimwi.

After moving through the Pride Lands, the Guard encounter the gazelles who are hiding again. The Lion Guard mistake them for the Zimwi until they leap out and make themselves known. They plead with the Lion Guard not to hurt them and explain why they were hiding. When the Lion Guard become spooked by the Zimwi, they crash into the gazelles upon their return, causing them to move into chaos. Kion orders Beshte to make a pathway to a clearing, and Fuli herds them into the clearing where they eventually calm down.

Gazelles in the bushes

Frightened by The Zimwi

Lions of the Outlands

Some gazelles interrupt Kion and Bunga's game of Baobab Ball, warning them of a hyena in the Pride Lands.

Never Roar Again

Janja and his clan were hunting a gazelle but were caught by the Lion Guard. Later on, some gazelles are hanging out in The Flood Plains until they are attacked by Makuu's Float.

The Trail to Udugu

Climbing unstable clump of rocks to a grassland

Swala and her herd are trying to climb a large clump of rocks up to some grassland. Ono notices this and relays the information back to the Lion Guard and Simba, who is temporarily leading the Lion Guard whilst his son searches for Udugu. Since Simba realizes how unstable the rock is, he orders the Guard to follow him to Swala. When Swala notices the impending lion, the dust being kicked up blurs her vision. Since she is unable to see what is approaching her she panics, and she and her herd start to run up the unstable rock formation. As they do so, the rocks tumble and fall, narrowly missing Simba beneath.The herd then start stampeding on the high ground, right for Mbuni's Herd and their eggs. Soon, Ono swoops down to her and requests that she slows down. Due to the stampeding hoofs around her, she is unable to hear and asks Ono to speak up. He does so, but it's still not enough. Annoyed that she can't hear his words, she abruptly stops and demands that her herd do the same so that she can hear him. They calm down and Swala asks Ono to repeat what he said, but since Ono was just trying to stop them anyway, he tells her not to mind and flies away. 

Let Sleeping Crocs Lie

Gazelle's are seen watching the Mashindano.

Rafiki's New Neighbors

Gazelle's are seen when Makini watching at the Painting Ceremony.

The Bite of Kenge

Gazelle's are seen when Kenge  attacks the Watering Hole.

Divide and Conquer

The Jackals is chasing the Gazelles  Not wishing to take any chances, Kion orders Ono to keep an eye out for the absent hyenas, while the rest of the Guard and Tamaa to take on the jackals.  

The Morning Report

Gazelles are seen during the song "I Do Have a Great Deal to Say".

Divide and Conquer

Ono sees that the jackals are chasing gazelles

Cave of Secrets

Paintings of gazelles can be seen during the "Wisdom on the Walls". 

Fire from the Sky

Swala's herd can be seen during the song "Height and Sight".

Battle for the Pride Lands

Some gazelles bid the Lion Guard and Makini farewell as they start their journey to the Tree of Life.

The Harmattan

Gazelles appear during the song The Tree of Life.

Notable Gazelles in The Lion Guard


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