Physical Attributes




Fur color

Gold and white

Eye color

Sky blue

Distinguishing features

Gold- and white-striped pelt

Biographical Information
Name meaning





Back Lands


Dhahabu's herd


Leader of the herd

I am a good leader, and this is a problem, and I'm going to do something about it!
―Dhahabu stands up to Makucha

Dhahabu is a female zebra. She is the leader of her herd.


The Lion Guard

"The Golden Zebra"

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Dhahabu and her herd sing "Fabulous Dhahabu", during which they praise Dhahabu

Kion leads his team into the Back Lands, where they encounter two zebra siblings named Raha and Starehe, who agree to lead them to their leader, Dhahabu. Once with the rest of the herd, the zebras begin to sing "Fabulous Dhahabu", in which they praise their leader for being so uniquely beautiful and special.

After meeting the herd, Kion introduces himself to Dhahabu and reveals that he is from the Pride Lands. Dhahabu then takes the Lion Guard aside and shows them the whole of Dhahabu Grove, which she pronounces as being the happiest place in the Back Lands. Kion explains to Dhahabu that the Pride Lands is experiencing a major drought and requests permission for his fellow Pride Landers to use the zebras' watering hole, but Dhahabu is evasive and demands that the Lion Guard first bring her her herd's favorite food, a Tamboa plant.

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Dhahabu agrees to let the Pride Landers use her watering hole in exchange for a tamboa plant

Presently, the Lion Guard locates a plant, and Beshte bears the plant back to Dhahabu on his back. The Lion Guard presents it to her, adding that they have now fulfilled their end of the bargain. To their shock, Dhahabu calls off the deal and even forbids her own herd from using the watering hole. Suspicious, Kion sends Ono to investigate the situation, and Ono returns with news that the watering hole has dried up. Hearing this, Dhahabu's herd disperses, abandoning her.

Dhahabu admits to Kion that she had noticed the water disappearing several days ago, but hadn't wanted to make her herd unhappy by sharing the bad news. Kion gently reminds her that leaders must tell the truth, even if the information is grave, and that they must help when there is a problem. He then offers to assist her with her water problem in exchange for the Pride Landers' access to her watering hole, to which Dhahabu delightfully agrees.

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Dhahabu's herd abandons her after she reveals that their watering hole has dried up

The Lion Guard follows Dhahabu to the watering hole, where she explains that there used to be a waterfall that spilled into the pool. Ono investigates the dried-up falls and informs Kion that a rock slide has caused a blockage downriver. The Lion Guard begins to pursue Ono's find, but Dhahabu warns them that they will be walking into leopard territory. When the Lion Guard ignores her warnings, she insists that she accompany them, as she wants to be a good leader.

Once at the scene of the blockage, the Lion Guard is confronted by Makucha and his leap. The two groups engage in a fight, during which the Lion Guard manages to chase away all of Makucha's minions. However, Makucha manages to trap Dhahabu and warns the Lion Guard that he will harm her if they do not surrender. In answer, the Lion Guard drops hints to Dhahabu that she can be a good leader by fighting back, and Dhahabu quickly takes action, knocking over Makucha and kicking him into the dam.

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Dhahabu stands up to Makucha in her resolve to be a good leader

The force of Makucha's hit causes the rocks to break apart, and the river swells once more, filling Dhahabu's watering hole. Makucha banks a hasty retreat, while Dhahabu offers the Lion Guard access to her new watering hole.

With Dhahabu's permission, Kion leads the Pride Landers into Dhahabu Grove, where they join the zebras in enjoying the water. Dhahabu invites the Lion Guard to join in, which they do.

Personality and traits

Although prideful, Dhahabu is friendly and amiable, and will gladly share with others. She will do anything to please her herd, even going to far as to lie to them in order to conceal a truth which might cause them sadness. Above all else, Dhahabu desires to be a good leader to those who respect her.

Voice actors


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