Kambuni
Kambuni
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Physical information
Gender

Female

Species

Ostrich

Feather color

Black, pink, and white

Eye color

Green

Biographical information
Status

Living

Residence

Pride Lands

Affiliations

Pride Landers

Relationship information
Friends

   Gumba
   Kwato
   Mtoto
   Shauku

Enemies

   Cheezi
   Chungu
   Janja

We got away, but Mtoto didn't!
―Kambuni to the Lion Guard[src]

Kambuni is a female ostrich chick. She is a Pride Lander.

Biography

The Lion Guard

"Follow that Hippo!"

Kambuni is first seen faking a hyena attack with her friends, as they're in the middle of a game about the Lion Guard. Their game, however, frightens a group of Pride Landers, and the real Lion Guard shows up, demanding to know what's going on. Meekly, Kambuni and her friends pad forward, explaining 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.

Kambuni and Mtoto flee the hyenas

Later, after Mtoto has trained with the Lion Guard, Kambuni and her friends express amazement at Mtoto's experience. However, they despair that he won't want to play with them anymore, but, to their delight, he 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. Kambuni manages to escape, but Mtoto is pursued by the three hyenas. With her other remaining friends, Kambuni alerts Beshte to the danger, and he goes to save Mtoto.

After Mtoto's safe return, Kambuni 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.

Physical appearance

Small and petite, Kambuni has black feathers, with a white ruff, tail tip, and wing tips. Her legs are long and gray, and her neck is colored a very pale pearl-white, with a patch of black feathers on her head, rosy cheeks, and long eyelashes. Perhaps her most striking feature is her large green eyes.

Personality and traits

Kambuni is notorious for causing trouble around the Pride Lands, as she thinks little about the repercussions of her games. She does, however, take instruction well and looks up to the Lion Guard, respecting their authority and experience.

Trivia

  • Kambuni is voiced by Mckenna Grace.[1]
  • The latter part of Kambuni's name ("mbuni") means "coffee tree" or "ostrich" in Swahili.[2]

References

  1. Mckenna Grace. IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved on September 14, 2020.
  2. Online Swahili - English Dictionary. African Languages. Retrieved on September 14, 2020.


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