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Biographical information



Pride Lands


   Pride Landers
   Pride Lands monarchy
   Simba's pride

Relationship information

Ahadi (mate)
Mufasa (son)
Scar (son)
Simba (grandson)
Kopa (great-grandson)
Sarabi (daughter-in-law)

Kopa: Wow! Grandfather and Great-grandfather were really something.
Rafiki: That they were. So was your great-grandmother Uru. She discovered a lake at the western edge of the Pride Lands, and many animals were saved from thirst.
Kopa and Rafiki[src]

Uru is a female lion. She is the mate of Ahadi, with whom she has two sons: Mufasa and Taka.

When a drought devastates the Pride Lands, Uru leaves to search for a new source of food and water. She finds a lake on the western edge of the kingdom, and many Pride Landers are saved from thirst.



As an adult, Uru ruled the Pride Lands alongside her mate, Ahadi. Together, the couple had two sons: Mufasa and Taka.

When a drought devastated the Pride Lands, Uru left her family to search for a new source of food and water. Meanwhile, Ahadi stayed behind to tend to their subjects and care for their sons.

The Lion King: Six New Adventures

A Tale of Two Brothers

Uru is first mentioned by Ahadi when he tells Rafiki that she is searching for a new source of food and water for the Pride Lands. She is later mentioned by Rafiki himself as he relates the story to Kopa, explaining that Uru had found a lake at the western edge of the Pride Lands that saved many animals from thirst.

Personality and traits

Uru is dauntless and dutiful, as she is willing to separate from her family in order to save her subjects.


  • Uru's name means "diamond" or "monitor lizard" in Swahili.[1]
  • Scar's mother is mentioned in The Lion King when Zazu comments, "Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food?" No name is stated.[2]


  1. Online Swahili - English Dictionary. African Languages. Retrieved on October 7, 2020.
  2. Revealed in Disney's The Lion King (1994). Written by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, and Linda Woolverton, and directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc.
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