Simba's Pride is a pride of lions that live in Pride Rock. There are twenty-one known members of the pride that are confirmed to be living, including their king, Simba.


Prior to The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

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Simba banishes the Outsiders

 Simba fled the pride after his father, Mufasa, was killed by his uncle Scar, who then took the throne. He returned years later and fought Scar, reclaiming his position as king. Scar's most loyal follower Zira was unwilling to accept this, as she wanted her son Kovu to be the next king as Scar had chosen him for it. When Simba asserted that Scar was never the true king, she attacked him but was defeated. Left with no choice, Simba banished Zira and her family to the Outlands with the other lionesses loyal to Scar. Years later, the Pride's princess and future Queen, Kiara were born to Simba and Nala, and later, the future leader of The Lion Guard, Kion, was born. 

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

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Showing the history of the pride's Lion Guard

As the sun rises, Simba teaches his daughter and the pride's future ruler, Kiara, about the pride's kingdom. Kiara's younger brother Kion interrupts, and Simba sends him away so that he can continue to teach Kiara her lesson before she goes to track gazelles with two other female cubs of the pride, Tiifu, and Zuri. Later, Kion becomes the leader of the Lion Guard. Simba takes him into The Lair of the Lion Guard and shows him some of the pride's history: the story of how his great-uncle Scar destroyed his own Lion Guard because they refused to help him kill and overthrow his older brother, Mufasa.

When Kion assembles a Lion Guard that is not made up entirely of lions, Simba reminds his son that there are plenty of good lions in the pride for him to select for the Guard. However, when the members of the Guard prove capable of driving hyenas out of the Pride Lands, both Simba and the pride's queen, Nala, welcome the new Lion Guard.

The Lion Guard

The prince of Simba's pride, Kion, is the main protagonist of the series and appears in each episode of the show. The other members of the pride serve as supporting characters, and each of them appears in numerous episodes.

The Rise of Makuu

Simba's pride attends the Mashindano between Makuu and Pua. Later, Simba and Nala go hunting, leaving their cubs at Pride Rock.

Can't Wait to be Queen

Simba and Nala leave Kiara in charge of Pride Rock as they go to attend the funeral of Aminifu.

Eye of the Beholder

In the Lair of the Lion Guard, as Rafiki tends to Ono, Fuli notices paintings of the pride's past Lion Guards.

The Kupatana Celebration

The whole royal family attends the Kupatana Celebration and watches everyone eat baobab blossoms.

Fuli's New Family

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After hunting practice

The pride's lioness cubs, along with Kion, practice hunting a gazelle to train for Kiara's first hunt.

Paintings and Predictions

Rafiki reveals that at one point in the past, Nala's Father fell out of a tree and had to be rescued by the pride's Lion Guard of that time.

Bunga and the King

Simba falls into a sinkhole along with Bunga. Kion and the rest of the Guard do their best to rescue the pair of them as Nala and Kiara attend an elephant concert. Simba and Kion arrive just as the concert ends.


Kiara, Tiifu and Zuri are going to Urembo Meadows to help Kiara get ready for The Royal Buffalo Wallow. It starts to rain and lionesses are sitting under a tree to stay dry. , the rain clears up and the sun emerges, prompting Tiifu and Zuri to rush into the flowers and roll around in them, gathering the scent. They call for Kiara to join them, but the princess notices an incoming flood. The water surrounds the hill and blocks of their path back to the mainland. Nearby, Ono flies ahead and soon notices the small island. Using his sight, he notices Kiara almost immediately. Soon Ono notices the cubs and warns the guard. The Lion Guard tries to push a tree to the river but the water washes it away. The girls try to move a bolder to the river but that gets washed away too. The Guard and the girls but their ideas together and the girls cross over. Tifu and Zuri feel bad that they didn't help Kiara get ready but she reminds them that there are more important things than how you look. Than Kiara goes over to present the wallow. 

Lions of the Outlands

It is revealed that Simba banished a group of lionesses, the Outsiders, from his pride because they were loyal only to Scar.

Never Roar Again

Nala gets surrounded by Janja's clan and Kion losses control of the roar. He tries not to use it anymore but Nala says that it's a part of him and he can't stop using it. Later when Makuu's float takes over the Flood Plains the crocs grab the queen and knocks her into the water. Kion uses his roar only at the crocodiles and Nala is saved. ​​​​​​

The Trail to Udugu

Nala takes Kiara and Kion on a trip to discover "Udugu" a trip that all siblings in the royal family take, while Simba leads the Lion Guard. After their adventures, the royal family rejoices over what it means to have udugu as they watch over the Pride Lands.

The Savannah Summit

Simba invites all the Pride Lands leaders to Mizimu Grove for the Savannah Summit including Makuu trying to place trust in the crocodile. While he asks his son and the guard to watch over things just in the case the others aren't ready to accept Makuu. After thinking through the guard figures out that Makuu is the target of a plot set up by Vuruga Vuruga and Twiga but the crocodile takes great pleasure in the plot and is finally accepted among the other's leaders. With Simba telling Kion he did a good job.

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

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Rafiki introduces Makini to Simba's Pride

The pride stands at the edge of Pride Rock awaiting to meet Rafiki's new apprentice Makini and welcomes her as the next Royal Mjuzi.

Let Sleeping Crocs Lie

After the guard accidentally wakes up Makuu and his float; Makuu goes to talk to Simba about finding enough water. to get through the rest of the dry season and Kion's whole family attends the Mashindiao between Makuu and Kiburi. But Kiburi (along with Ushari's devious planning) uses the duel to take out Simba, however, thanks to the Lion Guard it was averted. So for Kiburi and his friend's attempt to attack him, Simba banishes them from the Pride Lands and when he hears Makuu forgiving Ono for his earlier mistake. Simba asks the crocodile if this is the new 'crocodile way' and he replies it might be.

The Ukumbusho Tradition

The entire pride attends the Ukumbusho where they all happily see the show go off without a hitch until a swarm of bees scares Ma Tembo and her herd into stampeding. Most of the pride notice the bees but stay in place and Simba tries to call out to Ma Tembo in concern but stays with the pride. After the elephants have calmed down the pride watches a new tradition as the Ukumbusho continues.

Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas

When Bunga wants to give his uncles the best Christmas ever, Simba and his family, plus Zuri and Tiifu, agree to join in with the celebrations. After rehearsing all night, they are about to give up until Bunga reveals to them how important it is to him, and why. They return and perform The Twelve Ways of Christmas with the other animals.

The Scorpion's Sting

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At Pride Rock, many Pride Landers have gathered for the Kumbuka celebration. As he starts the celebration, Sumu sneaks to the top of Pride Rock and stings Simba on his tail. Although Simba feels the sting, his body reacts almost immediately to the poison, and he collapses while Sumu sneaks away unseen. When everyone rushes to his aid, Simba weakly directs them to his tail, and Rafiki inspects the bloated sting mark. When he reveals it to be that of a scorpion, Kion sends Ono to find it.

But before they can catch him, Sumu enters a hole which leads to the Outlands. Having made sure that the danger has left the Pride Lands, the Guard return to Pride Rock. They find Timon and Pumbaa sobbing uncontrollably, unaware of exactly how bad Simba's condition is.

When they enter Pride Rock, they find Nala and Kiara comforting the barely conscious King, while the Royal Mjuzi and his apprentice use a variety of mixtures that they hope will cure Simba. Suddenly, Rafiki remembers the cure - Volcanic Ash. However, he warns them that it must be recovered by sundown. With the closest volcano being the one in the Outlands, the Lion Guard offer to retrieve it. Rafiki hands Bunga a gourd to place the ash in, but Bunga's cockiness results in the gourd breaking. Rafiki decides to send Makini out with the Guard, and she attaches another gourd to her Bakora Staff. With everyone set, they head out. 

When Makini and the rest of the Lion Guard arrive, Kion is dismayed to find his father still on his side, with his mother and sister deeply upset. He gently nudges his father, who weakly acknowledges his son.

Nala explains that, although weak, Simba will be fine. Kion thanks Rafiki, who reminds him that the Lion Guard deserve just as much of the credit. When Timon and Pumbaa start to cry in happiness, Rafiki ushers everyone out, stating that the King needs to rest. As they leave, Kion tells Rafiki that he needs to speak with his father. Rafiki suggests speaking later, so the cub tells him about how they saw Scar, and how he caused the sting in the first place. Worried, Rafiki agrees that, when his father is better, he will need to speak with him.

The Wisdom of Kongwe

Kion and Simba talk to Mufasa together about Scar's returning. though the problem is beyond his experience, he is certain that, between his son who has already saved the Pride Lands before from Scar and his grandson who is the leader of the Lion Guard, that they can defeat Scar. He leaves them with the message that "the wisdom is within the Pride Lands", leading both lions to believe that he could be referring to an animal. And Simba knows just who he may be referring to. 

The Underground Adventure

After Tiifu and Zuri call the guard for "help" Kiara and Nala claim that the guard is for emergencies only. The girls complain about their fur and how it's too hot. Beshte suggests for them to go to the hot mud pots at the edge of the Pridelands. The girls invited Kiara to come too and they get an escort from Kion and Bunga. While Tiifu and Zuri try to relax Kion and Bunga fool around and have fun. Kiara tries to do both activities until an angry Muhangus emerges from a den, demanding that they keep the noise down. Kion only hears a faint noise suggesting that they leave, but the cubs wish to stay. Soon a huge fire comes Kion, Bunga and Kiara take out the fire while Tiifu and Zuri hide in the mud. Soon the fire spreads all around them and they hide in Muhangus' burrow.

He suggest staying in the cave until the fire is gone but Tiifu tells everyone that she's scared of the dark. Kiara says that they will protect her and stay by her side. Tiifu remains close to her friends with Kion leading the group, though her fear settles in when a strange cry appears in the distance. Suddenly, from out of the ground, a golden
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trapped underground

mole grabs onto Kion's nose threateningly. Despite his demeanor, his claws tickle Kion's snout, causing him to sneeze and blow him away into Bunga's arms. He continues his fiery approach to the group until he learns that they're not interested in stealing his tunnels, and only wish to return home. He introduces himself as Kuchimba and offers to help them return home after his initial hostility.

Zuri questions if he can get them home without eyes, but Kuchimba explains that he has ears and can smell and feel all the vibrations in the ground, which allow him to get around. They start to follow Kuchimba, and Tiifu asks him if he ever gets scared of the dark. Kuchimba responds by telling her that there's "Nothin’ to Fear Down Here", and how the noises and things she has been seeing are just her imagination. They reach a point where Kuchimba needs to return to his tunnels, much to Tiifu's disappointment. He tells them to take the main tunnel, and they thank the mole for his assistance, with Tiifu remembering his words. Kion comes back to call Kuchimba because they don't know what cave until they here Thurston the zebra coming in. Kion and Kiara decide to track down Muhangus by sent. Soon Kion and Bunga find him wake him up and asks if he can get them out.

When they see daylight Tiifu runs to it but turns back when she hears Thurston panicking and running. She clams him down and the two walk out of the cave together. When the gang comes out the rest of the Lion Guard comes to greet them and tells them that they took out the fire. Kion says it's a long story on how they got in there. Later Thurston goes into another cave and starts to panic again Tiifu comes to help him. 

The Queen's Visit

Dhahabu and her herd arrive in the Pride Lands and are greeted by many Pride Landers. They sing "Prance With Me" as Dhahabu makes her way up towards Pride Rock. The Lion guard along with Kiara, Tiifu, and Zuri escort the queen around the Pride Lands.
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Meeting Dhahabu

When there's a fire caused by dry lighting Fuli helps Dhahabu over it. Seeing Fuli's actions Dhahabu asks her, Tiifu and Zuri to be her royal guards. Kiara goes to help set up for the celebration while the guard goes on patrol. Soon Reirei's pack sneaks up on Dhahabu and tries to attack her. However, the Lion Guard saves her along with Starehe and Raha. Dhahabu doesn't see her zebra friends save her and asks if Fuli, Tiifu, and Zuri be here guards forever. The girls don't agree and Kion says he'll come up with a plan to get them out of this. The jackals come back again this time joined by a couple of crocodiles from Kiburi's Float. Starehe and Raha once again go to save their friend and Dhahabu finally sees them in action as well as asks for them to be her new guards. That night, Dhahabu agrees to always share their watering hole with the Pride Landers and become friends with them.

The Fall of Mizimu Grove

Simba is at Mizimu Grove for Makini's Mpana and he welcomes his two great friends Timon and Pumbaa to the stage. The Army of Scar comes to celebration and the Pride Landers and Outlanders begin a battle. Soon Scar reveals himself in front of all the Pride Landers. He tells them his plan to take over the Pride Lands and Simba wipes away the Mark of Evil. The herds start to panic and run while the Lion Guard calms them down. Kion uses the Roar of the Elders on the Outlanders and they blast away. Ma Tembo and Simba have a little chat while the herds start getting mad. Basi asks Kion why he didn't
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Glad to here that the herds are staying

tell them about Scar and Simba says that he was following his orders.  The herds start wondering if they should leave the Pride Lands. Simba says that they can tell him in the morning at Pride Rock. That night Kion talks to Mufasa and asks for help. The next morning the herds come to Pride Rock and Kion makes an announcement. They head back to Mizimu Grove and finds Makini's baobab tree which has survived the battle. The herds decided to stay in the Pride Lands and Makini finally plants her tree.

Battle for the Pride Lands

Simba is at Pride Rock with Rafiki watching over the Pride Lands. Years later when the guard is all grown up Kion uses the roar on the Outalnders. Simba claims that it's time to defeat Scar once and for all.  Later that night Zazu reports that Hadithi and Shujaa have showed up to help.

Simba asks Kion to lead the herds to the Outlands. Later that night Pride
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Stuck on Pride Rock

Rock is on fire. With the help from Hadithi and Anga the royal family is free. Soon Scar comes ontop of Pride Rock and explains that they can't stop him. When Scar is gone the herds start to worry. Soon Janja comes and says that he knows how to defeat him. At first Simba doesn't like trusting Janja but Makuu convinces him otherwise. ​​​​​​ He says that Kion should use his roar on him. The set up the plan and gets some rest.

When Ono can't see they get  Ono to Rafiki. Rafiki says that there's nothing he can do about Ono's eye. However for Kion's scar he says to go to the  Tree of Life. Ono might get healed too. Anga soon becomes the new Keenest of sight while Ono becomes the smartest. Now with six members on the guard they leave the Pride Lands. Nala and Simba wishes them good luck and is hoping to come back before Kiara's first hunt. The guard leave with Pride Landers wishing them goodbye. Kion talks to Thurston who says that the zebras will protect the Pride Lands while they're gone.

Return to the Pride Lands

When the Lion Guard comes home after hearing about Zira. Kiara says that  Vitani and  Kovu have joined their pride. Vitani creates her own Lion Guard and becomes the new leader. While Kion becomes king of the Tree of Life.



Main article: Simba

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Simba is the king of the pride and the Pride Lands.  He takes the pride's traditions seriously, does his best to respect other animals' customs, and cares greatly for his family. He is the father of Kion and Kiara, the mate of Nala, the son of Mufasa and Sarabi, and the nephew of Scar.


Main article: Nala

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Nala is the queen of the pride and the Pride Lands. She is determined and confident and has a great amount of faith in her son Kion's abilities. Though very assertive, she also does her best to be supportive of Simba. She is the daughter of an unnamed lion, the mother of Kion and Kiara, the mate of Simba, and the daughter-in-law of Mufasa and Sarabi.


Main article: Kiara

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Kiara is the princess of the pride who is destined to become queen. She is stubborn and headstrong and is eager to become the queen of the Pride Lands. She is Simba and Nala's daughter, Kion's older sister, Mufasa, Sarabi and Nala's Father's granddaughter, and Scar's great-niece, as well as a friend of Kovu, Tiifu and Zuri's.


Main article: Tiifu

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Tifu is a lioness of the pride. She is curious, loyal, and slightly snarky, and is very devoted to her friend Kiara, doing her best to impress and defend her. She is also friends with Zuri and is very caring towards her.


Main article: Zuri

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Zuri is a lioness of the pride.  She is very sensitive, melodramatic, cares greatly about the state of her claws, and has a distaste for insects, mud, and gazelles. She is friends with Tiifu and Kiara.


Main Article: Sarabi

Sarabi Cave painting

Sarabi is a lioness of pride and the former Queen of Pride Rock. She is the widow of Mufasa, the mother of Simba and the paternal grandmother of Kion and Kiara.


Main article: Vitani

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Vitani as Zira introduces her

Vitani is a lioness who used to be a member of the pride but was later banished to become an Outsider, and finally, living as a member of the Pride again. She lived with the pride during the reign of Scar. She is the daughter of Zira, the younger sister of Nuka and the sister of Kovu. Simba banished her and her family from the Pride Lands to the Outlands sometime after Scar's defeat.

Sometime after Zira's death, and in her adulthood after joining the Pride, Vitani becomes the new leader of the Lion Guard, and following Kion's retirement from the role, she gains the Roar of the Elders.


Main article: Kovu

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Kovu looks up at his mother

Kovu is a lion who used to be a member of the pride, later Outsider, and finally, a member of the pride once more, now as Kiara’s mate. He lived with the pride during the reign of Scar, who chose Kovu to be his heir. He is the son of Zira and the younger brother of Nuka and Vitani. Simba banished him and his family from the Pride Lands to the Outlands sometime after Scar's defeat. Sometime after this, he met and befriended Simba's daughter Kiara.

Years later, after he was manipulated to believe Simba was the enemy, Kovu joined the pride to overthrow him. However, after becoming friends with him and Kiara, he turned against her and convinced his Pride to join together, before marrying Kiara and becoming the future King.


Main article: Shabaha

Shabaha is a lioness who is the Bravest member of Vitani’s Lion Guard. She is confident, fearless and a great fighter with a slightly manic laugh that she can use to scare off enemies.


Main article: Kasi

Kasi is a lioness and member of the current Lion Guard, being the fastest. She is serious and confident, and enjoys being a member of the Guard.


Main article: Imara

Imara is the strongest member of the Lion Guard. She is a self-confident and steadfast lioness, who is tenacious and not afraid to take a challenge, even if it’s hard.


Main article: Tazama

Tazama is the keenest of sight in Vitani’s Guard. She is a good team player, and trusts in her abilities. She often uses situations to her advantage.


Main article: Lioness

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Lioness roars at Kion

Lioness is a lioness who used to be a member of the pride, later an Outsider, but now a member of the pride again. A loyal member of the Outsiders, she obeys Zira without question, choosing not to listen to anyone else's reasoning. She is swift and quick to act, though when taking by surprise, is easily defeated.

She presumably joins Simba's Pride, in the end, years later.

Former Members


Main article: Mufasa

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Mufasa advises his grandson

Mufasa is a deceased lion who was the king of the pride (until his death at the hands of Scar) and is now a Great King of the Past. A wise, helpful lion, Mufasa often appears as a spiritual guide for Kion to give him advice on any problems that he might be having. He is the father of Simba, the older brother of Scar, the mate of Sarabi and the paternal grandfather of Kion and Kiara.


Main article: Scar 

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Scar speaks to Ushari

Scar is a deceased lion who used to be the leader of the Lion Guard, and later, the king of the Pride Lands after he killed his older brother Mufasa and destroyed his Guard to gain the throne, before the loss of his power at the hands of the Great Lions of the Past and later his defeat by the hands of his own nephew. He is power-hungry, cruel, and shows no remorse for his heinous actions, seeing his willingness to kill his brother and attempt to kill his nephew with no second thoughts, and is known to manipulate others to get to power, as well as manipulate even his greatest enemies for his own gain, shown in his final moments when he manipulates Kion to fall down the same path Scar did at his {Kion's} age after he receives his scar and eliminate anyone whom he sees as any sign of a potential threat shown by his willingness and lack of hesitation to murder Janja's Clan when Janja is only hesitant as to which side topic. He is shown to be angered when he is defeated, shown by his anger at his army's defeat against The Lion Guard as well as showing disdain for his own defeat. He is the uncle of Simba and the great-uncle of Kion and Kiara.

Nala's Father

Main article: Nala's Father

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A painting of Nala's Father in a tree

Nala's Father was a lion who used to be a member of the pride. As a cub, he once fell from a tree and was saved by the Lion Guard of his time. Sometime in adulthood, he met a lioness and had Nala, but afterward, he either left Pride Rock or passed away. He is the father of Nala and the maternal grandfather of Kion and Kiara.


Main article: Zira

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Zira grins

Zira is a lioness who used to be a member of the pride but is now an Outsider. She is the mother of Nuka, Vitani, and Kovu. During Scar's rule, her youngest son Kovu was chosen to be his successor. Simba banished her and her family from the Pride Lands to the Outlands sometime after Scar's defeat due to their loyalty to Scar.


Main article: Nuka

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Nuka shortly after meeting Kion

Nuka is a teenage lion who used to be a member of the pride but is now an Outsider. He lived with pride during the reign of Scar. He is the son of Zira and the older brother of Vitani and Kovu. Simba banished him and his family from the Pride Lands to the Outlands sometime after Scar's defeat.


Main Article: Askari                                             
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The spirit of Askari, the first leader of the Lion Guard, and the former Prince of Pride Rock


Askari is a male lion who was the leader of the first Lion Guard and was the former prince of Pride Rock before his passing. At one point in his life, a group of evil lions tried to take over the Pride Lands, and as a result, nearly destroyed it, prompting Askari, and his allies to find a great force to defeat it, resulting in Askari's rise, to the leader of The Lion Guard. Sometime after this, Askari leads a group of animals to Mizimu Grove for unknown reasons and made peace with the Elephants, which has become a tradition among many Lion Guard leaders. 

Askari has a golden brown fur pelt, his face has a white muzzle and dark orange nose. He is noticeably buff, and muscular, overshadowing that of Mufasa's. A light golden underbelly with a big red mane with darker red edges and yellow stripe markings. 

He is known to be very protective of his pride and Kingdom, as well as one for peace, seen by his willingness to make peace with the Elephants, but will fight and come to conflict when necessary and for the lives of innocents. 

Sometime after this, he passed away of old age, leaving his legacy behind, starting the tradition of the second-born cub of the monarchy becoming the leader of the Lion Guard.


Main article: Kion

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Kion is the prince of the pride, and formally the leader of his Lion Guard. Responsible and serious, Kion is an adept leader who does his best to avoid unnecessary violence. He is the son of Simba and Nala, the younger brother of Kiara, Mufasa, Sarabi and Nala's Father's grandson and Scar's great-nephew. He is currently living at the Tree of Life with the Night Pride and his mate, Queen Rani.

Unnamed Members

The following are known members of Simba's Pride who have not received an official name.


  • When hunting, they take only what they need in order to keep the Circle of Life in balance.
  • Deceased members of the pride are known as Great Lions of the Past, which the Royal Family can talk to in the clouds.
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