Mzaha is incredibly close to Chama and Furaha, to the point that he considers them his family over his own herd.
He is always supported by the pair, and dislikes being away from them for prolonged periods of time. Mzaha is comforted by the fact that they, like him, are considered 'silly animals' by others, and knows that he will not be judged in a negative light because of it by either.
Mzaha and his friends wanted to move in with Rafiki, believing him to be a "fun guy". They have a lot of admiration for Rafiki, and tried to return to his tree after they failed to make amends with their respective herds.
Although they were turned away by the mandrill, the group still appreciated Rafiki, and returned to save him, Makini and his tree when the tree caught fire. Having found a place near Big Springs, the group turned Rafiki's offer to stay at his tree down, but accepted the invite to Makini's Painting Ceremony.
Makini loved having Mzaha and his friends around. Makini thought that they were friendly and fun. Makini even joined them when Furaha was doing his "bug eating record." When Rafiki's Tree was on fire the three friends saved her and Rafiki.
Furaha had a good relationship with the guard. Bunga even joined in on their fun. Until the guard brought them back to their herds. The three friends didn't wanna go back but they knew that it was part of their role in the "Circle of Life."
Bupu did kick Mzaha out the first time until Fuli brings him back to his herd. Bupu never really understood Mzaha. Mzaha just wanted to play but Bupu yells at him. Mzaha leaves his herd to make a new one with his friends.