The Lion King Character Cheat Sheet
Meet the characters:
Rafiki: The baboon Rafiki is a shaman, guide, teacher and narrator. Using her mystical owers and her common sense, she guides Simba on the right path.
Simba: The lion prince of the savanna, Simba starts his journey as an arrogant youth; through his trials, he learns to accept and embrace his role in the Circle of Life.
Mufasa: A great warrior and leader, Mufasa, the Kion King, is the ruler of the Pridelands. He is also Simba's father and passes on his wisdom and experiences to his son, his heir.
Zazu: The king's "majordomo" or his most trusted advisor, Zazu the hornill is full of himself, but Mufasa couldn't run the kingdom without him.
Sarabi: As queen of the savanna, Sarabi, Simba's mother, leads the lionesses in the hunt.
Nala: Nala a young lioness, has known Simba since they were both cubs. Her childlike bravado grows into true courage.
Scar: Mufasa's brother, Scar is a lean and cunning lion copared to teh powerful and heroic Mufasa. Madly jealous of Simba, Scar is obsessed with the ened to possess the throne.
Timon: The self-proclaimed "brains of the outfit," this spunky little meerkat with a motor mouth thinks he has all the answers.
Pumbaa: Pumbaa the warthog may have more brawn thain brains, but his size includes a big heart. Despite their carefree ways, Timon and Pumbaa are true friends to Simba and help him on his journey.
Elephant Fun Fact: Lion the lions, elephants roam in social groups, led by a female leader, or matriarch. Older males, or bulls form groups of males and then wander away from the females. Elephants can communiate over miles using ultrasound.
- shaman: someone who uses magic to heal or read the future
- savanna: a plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth
- bravado: a swaggering display of courage
- brawn: muscular strength and power
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