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The Animals of Lion King in Real Life – Names, Facts, and Everything You Need To Know

Team StoryWeavers|September 28, 2019, 06:53 IST| 16

The beloved Disney live-action movie, The Lion King, has introduced audiences to a whole bunch of adorable, loving characters – Simba, Timon, Pumba, Mufasa, Rafiki and many more!

These characters sang, danced, laughed and taught us important lessons on friendship, kindness, and wisdom that are sure to become cherished memories.

Would you like to know how these animals live off the screen in the real African Savanna?

Let’s find out more about the real-life counterparts of these beloved characters and the lessons they can teach us from the jungle.

While these animals entertained us onscreen and can teach us some valuable lessons in real life, the truth is, many of them are endangered because of poaching and other human activities.

We share the earth with beautifully interesting fauna and it should be our duty to take care of them and learn from them as cohabitants of the same planet.

Have you taken part in any activities to save wildlife? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author

Deepthi is an ambivert who is on a steady diet of good food, filter coffee, and self-improvement. Being an ardent reader, storytelling has been her first love and she enjoys exploring how to convey stories compellingly. Having studied psychology and experienced the learning and development field, Deepthi is driven to understand human behavior and to know what makes each of us unique. You are most likely to find her tucked into a cozy corner at a local cafe with a Kindle or a book in hand. If you find her there, stop by and say hello, she'd be eager to learn your story too. Until then, you can ping her at for anything you may like to share.

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Ubaid Dafedar

November 7, 2019


Sanjuda S.

October 25, 2019

I like the lessons Mufasa teach Simba everytime he makes mistakes. This is what the movie really want to convey, way beyond being just a 2-hour entertainment.This article was quite informative!

Sourav J

October 16, 2019



October 10, 2019

Byjus is a best app


October 6, 2019

Lion king is my favorite movie. The movie taught us about bravery, friendship, and togetherness. Thank you BYJU’S for this wonderful knowledge.

Harsha Raju

October 4, 2019

It was nice and thankyou for this information

Umesh Dhall

October 4, 2019

thanks fr providing this


October 4, 2019

Thanks Byju’s for such a great information ?????✨?

SAananda sree

October 3, 2019

My favourite movie is “The lion king”
Because I like the care of the king’s

Trishan Saha

October 3, 2019

It’s my favourite also.


October 2, 2019

We never thought about characters of lion king in real life. I’m surprised how Byju’s team got this idea?

himesh nitin shinde

September 29, 2019

The lion king is my favourite movie because we can understand lot of things of forest like animals lot of animals are there and the plants and lot of things but now animals not there so much


September 29, 2019

Thank you


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