Physical information




Fur color

Black, brown, and pink

Eye color


Biographical information



Pride Lands


   Baboon leader's troop
   Pride Landers

Relationship information

Unnamed mother





Janja and the hyenas chased us!

Gumba is a male baboon. He is a Pride Lander.


The Lion Guard

"Bunga the Wise"

During a rainstorm, Gumba and his family take shelter in a tree on the edge of a high cliff. They are encouraged to climb down by the Lion Guard, but they refuse to do so until Bunga uses his flatulence to drive them out of the tree. Gumba falls, but is caught by Ono, who safely delivers him to his mother.

"Can't Wait to be Queen"

Gumba is seen briefly during the "Duties of the King" musical sequence.

"Follow that Hippo!"

Gumba is first seen faking a hyena attack with his friends, as they are in the middle of a game about the Lion Guard. Their game frightens a group of Pride Landers, and the real Lion Guard shows up, demanding to know what's going on. Meekly, Gumba and his friends explain their game to the Lion Guard, and Mtoto invites the Lion Guard to play with them. Despite the young animals' excitement, Kion explains that they have business elsewhere.

Gumba with his friends

Later, after Mtoto has trained with the Lion Guard, Gumba and his friends express amazement at Mtoto's experience. However, they despair that he won't want to play with them anymore. To their delight, Mtoto starts up another game with them, in which they pretend that the hyraxes are hyenas. While they're playing, Janja and his cronies, Cheezi and Chungu, begin to follow them.

Eventually, the young animals chase the hyraxes to safety and wonder what to do next. Just then, Janja and his cronies appear, and the young animals run away in fear. Gumba manages to escape, but Mtoto is pursued by the three hyenas. With his other remaining friends, Gumba alerts Beshte to the danger, and he goes to save Mtoto.

After Mtoto's safe return, Gumba listens eagerly to his tale of escape. Shortly afterward, Kion volunteers to gift each child with a muddy mark of the Lion Guard, and the young animals immediately crowd around him, eager to receive their mark.

"Ono the Tickbird"

When a blindly rampaging Kifaru rams his horn into a tree, Gumba and his family scurry down from it, eager to escape the rhinoceros.

"The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar"

Gumba is attacked by Janja's clan as he and his troop pursue Ma Tembo, who is searching for a new water source. Although Gumba is almost caught by Cheezi, the Lion Guard intervenes and drives the hyenas off. Gumba then continues to follow Ma Tembo and her herd.

Personality and traits

Gumba is more outspoken than his friends, though just as mischievous. Despite this, he honors the wishes of the Lion Guard, treating them with respect and reverence.


  • Gumba is voiced by Jacquez Swanigan.[1]
  • Gumba's name means "thumb" or "big toe" or "famine" or "infertile, barren, sterile" or "alone" in Swahili.[2]
  • A baboon resembling Gumba appears in the Disney Junior song "Mulberry Bush".


  1. Jacquez Swanigan. IMDb., Inc. Retrieved on September 12, 2020.
  2. Online Swahili - English Dictionary. African Languages. Retrieved on September 12, 2020.

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