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Babu (lion)
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Physical information
Species

Lion

Biographical information
Status

Living

Residence

Pride Lands

Affiliations

   Pride Landers
   Simba's pride

Relationship information
Allies

Boga, Kopa, Leo, Mega, Ngawa, Sabini

"Does it have leaves?" he asks. "Or fruit?"
―Babu on Kopa[src]

Babu is a lion. They are a member of Simba's pride.

Biography

Early life

Babu lived in the Pride Lands. They were a member of Simba's pride.[1]

Encounter with Kopa

Babu was spending time with Boga, Leo, Mega, Ngawa, and Sabini when Kopa arrived. He asked Leo about his family tree, questioning whether it had any leaves or fruit on it. After the cub ran off to find his father, Babu giggled and teasingly echoed Kopa's question.[1]

Personality and traits

Babu is easily amused, as they readily made fun of Kopa for his misinterpretation of family trees.[1]

Appearances

Trivia

  • Babu's name means "grandfather" in Swahili.[2]
  • Though Babu is pictured, it is unknown whether they are the cub behind the tree, the cub laughing on their back, or the lioness resting in the grass. All other members (save Boga and Sabini) are accounted for in the narrative.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Katschke, Judy. Vulture Shock (1994). ISBN: 071728350X.
  2. Online Swahili - English Dictionary. African Languages. Retrieved on September 1, 2020.
  3. Revealed in Spots and Stripes. Published in November 2008.
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