Physical information




Fur color

Brown, cream, pink, and tan

Eye color


Distinguishing features

Large ears and eyes

Biographical information



Pride Lands


Pride Landers


Leader of the galagos

Relationship information



   Badili (formerly)

We were hoping we could stay with you. Nothing can hurt us if we're with the Lion Guard!
―Laini to Kion[src]

Laini is a female galago.

When Badili the leopard is forced out of his territory, he takes up residence in the galagos' tree. Laini and her fellow galagos come to the Lion Guard for help, and Kion agrees to drive off the leopard. With the help of the Lion Guard, Badili is able to take back his own territory, and Laini and her friends return home.

Later, when the spirit of Scar gathers an army against the Pride Lands, Laini joins her fellow Pride Landers in fighting them off and eventually defeating them altogether with an invasion of the Outlands.


The Lion Guard

"The Search for Utamu"

Laini and two of her friends are hanging perilously from a tree branch in Ndefu Grove when their cries reach the Lion Guard. Just before the three galagos fall from the tree, Fuli swoops in to save them. After the rescue, they cling to her back, kneading her fur, and Bunga must pry them off.

"The Trouble With Galagos"

While the Lion Guard is lounging at Hakuna Matata Falls, Laini and her fellow galagos rush up to them, yelling for help. When questioned by Beshte, Laini explains that a ferocious leopard has taken over their tree. Kion resolves to drive the leopard away, but before the team can leave, Ono announces that Shingo the giraffe has gotten stuck in an acacia tree. Though Laini begs Kion to chase off the leopard first, Kion tells her that Shingo must be freed.

A frightened Laini stands on Kion's head

Laini and her fellow galagos remain at the falls until they are frightened away by Pumbaa's flatulence. They then meet up with the Lion Guard, who explain that it had simply been Pumbaa and that the galagos are in no danger. As the team leaves to drive off the leopard, Laini insists that they accompany them, and Kion patiently agrees.

Once there, Laini and her friends are continually frightened by the leopard, Badili, who unknowingly scares them with his sharp claws and teeth. Kion explains this to Badili and tells him that he must return home. Badili complies, and Laini is allowed to enter her home once more.

The next day, the galagos rush up to the Lion Guard in Embamba Canyon and inform them that Badili has returned. This time, the Lion Guard teaches Badili to stand up for himself, so the leopard no longer has to use another animal's territory. Shortly after Badili leaves, Laini comes to the Lion Guard for help, crying that someone else is now in her tree. The Lion Guard follows her to the tree, where they find Bunga asleep in its branches. Upon waking, Bunga draws Laini into a hug, and Laini declares that perhaps Badili had not been so bad after all.

"Beshte and the Hippo Lanes"

Laini during "Making Hippo Lanes"

While Beshte is making hippo lanes across the Flood Plains, Laini asks him for a ride to Ndefu Grove. He accepts the job cheerfully, and Laini clambers onto his back. Along the way, Beshte sings "Making Hippo Lanes", with Laini and several other Pride Landers riding on his back.

"The Traveling Baboon Show"

Laini is seen watching the Traveling Baboon Show. During the musical number "The Traveling Baboon Show", the baboons use Laini as a prop for their show.

"The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar"

Janja and his clan are in the midst of attacking Laini when the Lion Guard intervenes and drives the hyenas off. Later that day, Laini rides on Thurston's back as they wait for Ma Tembo to locate water.

"Rafiki's New Neighbors"

When Chama, Mzaha and Furaha stampede through the Pride Lands, they startle Laini and her troop, prompting her to frown after the trio disapprovingly.

"Rescue in the Outlands"

Laini appears during the musical sequence "The Worst Hyena We Know".

"The Little Guy"

The Lion Guard rescues Laini and her fellow galagos from a fallen tree.

"The Scorpion's Sting"

Laini attends Simba's Kumbuka celebration at Pride Rock.

"The Kilio Valley Fire"

When Ma Tembo's herd stampede Ndefu Grove, Laini appeals to Kion to take them elsewhere

After Ma Tembo's herd is ousted from Kilio Valley from a fire, Kion requests that the herd temporarily stay with Laini and her galagos. At first, Laini is receptive to the elephants staying in her home, but once their heavy plods start making the ground shake and causing galagos to fall out of trees, she appeals to Kion to take them elsewhere.

Later, a new fire breaks out at Ndefu Grove. The Lion Guard rushes to the grove, where Laini begs them to save her galagos. Bunga, Fuli, and Kion quickly pinpoint the galagos, who are trapped in a tree, and save them from the flames. However, as they are delivering them safely back to Laini, Beshte informs them that the fire is not being put out fast enough. Kion resolves to find help, while the rest of the Lion Guard stays behind to combat the fire.

Laini thanks the elephants for saving their home from a fire by requesting that they stay in the Grove

Kion races across the Pride Lands to where Ma Tembo and her herd are still en route to another kingdom. He explains the situation to her, and she agrees to help the galagos, as she considers the other Pride Landers her family. The elephants arrive in Ndefu Grove, where they promptly put out the fire.

After the fire is put out, Laini thanks the elephants for their help and offers them a place in Ndefu Grove.

"Beshte and the Beast"

Laini appeals to Kion to remove the serval

Beshte and Shujaa encounter Laini and her fellow galagos in a tree, where they are suspicious of a serval on the opposite branch. The serval admits to being stuck, and Beshte questions Shujaa as to what they should do. Shujaa suggests uprooting the tree, but Beshte urges him to think more closely about the problem.

This leads Shujaa to bend the branch of the tree down to the ground so the serval can clamber to safety. The plan works, until Shujaa lets go of the branch, catapulting Laini and the galagos into another tree.

"Pride Landers Unite!"

The Lion Guard concludes that the Pride Landers must unite against the threat of the Outlanders. They gather together Bupu's herd, Laini's group, Ma Tembo's herd, and Mbeya's crash ("Pride Landers Unite!").

Laini volunteers her troop's services to Kion

At first, the Pride Landers are tense, but Kion works to defuse the tension. He instructs the animals to race toward Bunga. However, the event soon gets out of hand, for the animals trip over the galagos and end up in a heap. Kion then gets the idea to call Makuu the crocodile for help. Makuu begrudgingly agrees to help, but his training is too rigorous and ruthless for the other Pride Landers to master.

The Army of Scar besieges Makuu's float, with Kiburi targeting Makuu. Ono witnesses the battle and reports his findings to Kion. Together, the Lion Guard and their Pride Lander allies storm the watering hole and fight off the Army of Scar.

After the fight, Makuu thanks Laini and her group for help and vows to do the same for them should the need ever arise.

"The Queen's Visit"

Laini is present when Dhahabu arrives at Pride Rock to discuss a water treaty with Simba.

"The Fall of Mizimu Grove"

At Mizimu Grove, Rafiki and Simba announce Makini's mpando mpaya, and Timon and Pumbaa perform their song ("Tujiinue"). In the midst of the celebration, the Army of Scar attacks, and the Pride Landers rise up to defend themselves. The battle pauses when Scar appears in the flames and threatens to overtake the entirety of the Pride Lands. Frightened by Scar's unexpected appearance, the remaining Pride Landers, including Laini and her group, flee Mizimu Grove.

Laini guides Bupu

Simba approaches the Pride Landers once the Lion Guard has calmed them and admits that he has had knowledge of Scar's return for some time. The herds deliberate whether they should leave the Pride Lands, and Simba tells them to inform him of their decision the following morning at Pride Rock.

At Pride Rock, Kion implores Laini and her group to follow him to Mizimu Grove before they decide to leave the kingdom. The herds follow Kion to Pride Rock, where Makini's baobab tree seed has survived the fire. This inspires the Pride Landers to remain in the kingdom and work together to defeat Scar.

"Battle for the Pride Lands"

Laini rides into battle on Bupu's head

Laini trains with the other Pride Landers at Pride Rock in anticipation of a fight with Scar and his army. Later, she assembles with the Pride Landers to invade the Outlands. During the battle, she rides on Bupu's head and attacks Goigoi the jackal. The Pride Landers end up winning the battle, and Laini looks on with her fellow Pride Landers as Jasiri is appointed the queen of the Outlands.

Later, when the Lion Guard departs the Pride Lands for the Tree of Life, Laini and her fellow galagos bid them farewell, saluting Beshte and Ono.

"Return to the Pride Lands"

Laini rushes into the Lair of the Lion Guard, crying for help. However, she pauses when she realizes that both Kion's and Vitani's Lion Guards are present. She bids them to follow her to Mbali Fields, and both groups agree to the task.

Tazama uses her keen sight to locate Laini during the Battle of the Lion Guards

Once at Mbali Fields, the Lion Guards find Thurston trapped in a hole. The two groups bicker over who should save him, but in the meantime, Azaad guides Thurston out of the hole himself. Laini looks on.

Later, during the Battle of the Lion Guards, Laini hides in a dark cave to test the Keenest of Sight. Both Anga and Tazama try to find her, with Tazama eventually locating her and bearing her out of the cave, thus winning the competition. Laini witnesses another competition between Bunga and Shabaha for the Bravest. Finally, Laini watches the final mashindano between Kion and Vitani, and marvels at the power of the Roar of the Elders, which Kion demonstrates by lifting Pride Rock.

Personality and traits

Laini is skittish and easily frightened. She trusts the Lion Guard completely and often relies on their strength to protect her.



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