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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|

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.

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Deepthi Chakravarthy

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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