Baobab is the name of a tree in the genus Adansonia. They are also a type of fruit that grow in the Pride Lands.


In the Real World

The fruit is incredibly high in Vitamin C, and is usually considered a 'superfruit'. The powdery white interior is used for things such as jams or gravies, whilst the pulp and seeds are normally eaten fresh.

In The Lion Guard

When the flowers of the baobab tree bloom, the Pride Landers know this as a time called Kupatana. They celebrate it by gathering together in peace.

The baobab fruit is also used to play a game known as Baobab Ball.


The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

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Bunga with a baobab fruit

Kion and Bunga use the fruit for a game called Baobab Ball. Their game comes to an abrupt end when the baobab tumbles down into the Outlands. Cheezi and Chungu are keen to snack on the fruit, but Janja refuses, instead choosing to try to snack on a butterfly.

The Kupatana Celebration

At the end of the song Jackal Style, baobabs are included in the pile of items stolen by the jackals.

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The blossoming baobab flowers

During the Kupatana Celebration, the flowers on a baobab tree bloom, spreading their petals around. The Pride Landers eat the fallen flowers after the troublesome jackals are driven away.

The Imaginary Okapi

In the song Life in the Pride Lands, a troop of monkeys beats on baobabs in Mizimu Grove to create music.


Big Baboon's Troop hurls baobabs at Fuli. Once she leaves, Big Baboon asks whose turn it is to retrieve the "throwing fruit."

Lions of the Outlands

Kion and Bunga are playing Baobab Ball. They wrestle for the fruit until Bunga is able to take it. He holds it in the air and teases his friend, but their game is interrupted by Jasiri.

The Lost Gorillas

Hafifu and Majinuni mistake Ushari for a stick, and Hafifu flings Ushari towards a Baobab tree. He grabs onto a fruit before falling to the ground, spitting it out.

The Savannah Summit

The Guard plays Baobab Ball together, and are joined by Mtoto.

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