Some of the animals during Simba's presentation.

The Prideland Animals are minor characters in The Lion King franchise.


The Lion King/The Lion King 1 1/2

The animals are seen gathering for the birth of Simba and later in the song, "I Just Can't Wait To Be King". In the midquel, Timon pulled Pumbaa's tail and caused all the animals to pass out when looking at Simba. Timon also caused all the animals to fall over when trying to sleep. After Scar becomes king of the Pride Lands, all the animals are forced to leave Pride Rock. After Scar's death, all the animals return for the birth of a new cub ("Fluffy").

Note: In one book, some of the animals from the Pride Lands are seen fighting the hyenas.

The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

The animals are seen during Kiara's birth and later during the song "We Are One". The antelopes are to be hunted by Kiara and are scared when Nuka and Vitani set a wildfire in the grass. The animals are seen during the song "Upendi" and later agree with Simba to sentence Kovu for banishment. Some animals are also seen during the song "Love Will Find a Way" and later ready to face the Outsiders. The animals are rejoiced when Kovu is now accepted as a Pridelander.


  • Giraffes
  • Elephants
  • Mandrills
  • Cape Buffaloes
  • Leopards (mentioned in the Swahili translation; One-Eye is a another notable leopard, but villainous)
  • Antelopes
  • Hornbills (Zazu is the only hornbill in the movie)
  • Lions
  • Meerkats (Timon is the only meerkat in the first film, but others appear in the midquel)
  • Warthogs (Pumbaa is the only warthog in the movie franchise)
  • Eagles (Only one eagle has appeared in one of the movies. It appears flying over the Gorge. Claws is the only eagle with a name in other media.)
  • Lizards (There are two lizards: chameleon and iguana)
  • Assorted birds
  • Cheetahs