Brown and cream
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Mom (by Nala)
Sarafina lived in the Pride Lands as a member of Mufasa's pride. At some point in her life, she met a male lion, with whom she had a daughter, Nala. When Nala was young, Sarafina came to an agreement with Mufasa and his mate, Sarabi, that her daughter would be betrothed to their son, Simba, and thus someday become the queen of Pride Rock.
One morning, Simba awoke his parents in the royal den of Pride Rock, where Sarafina was sleeping with Nala in her paws. Later, Sarafina gave Nala a bath while Sarabi dozed nearby. Nala asked Sarafina for permission to accompany Simba to the water hole, and Sarafina asked Sarabi for her opinion. With some persuasion, Sarabi relented.
Sarafina is a moderately sized lioness. She has a slender build and cream-colored fur, with a pale muzzle and underbelly. Her eyes are teal.
Personality and traits
Sarafina is loving and maternal toward her daughter, Nala. She has respect for Sarabi and often looks to her for guidance.
- A lioness who strongly resembles Sarafina appears in the "The Ukumbusho Tradition" episode of The Lion Guard.
- In the January 1990 and May 1990 drafts of The Lion King, Sarafina was the sister of Sarabi and the aunt of Simba.
- According to concept artwork, Sarafina originally had more lines, such as "Nala, you just had a bath!"