My dad says we should only take what the pride needs, to keep the Circle of Life in balance. If we took down gazelles just to learn how to do it, pretty soon there wouldn't be any left. Then we'd be as bad as the hyenas.

Kiara on the Circle of Life

The Circle of Life is an ideology that is held by the all creatures of the Pride Lands and some in the Outlands.

It states all that everything exists in a delicate balance. All organisms (including plants and people) are a part of it, and must respect it in order to maintain nature's balance and thus keep the current evolutionary era as long as possible.


The Circle of Life concept is explored in the 1994 movie The Lion King and is strongly emphasized throughout this television series. one goal of the Lion Guard is to protect the Circle of Life, and ensure that all animals live in harmony, not taking more than is necessary for their survival. Thus greed, gluttony, poaching, and thievery are looked down upon. The Circle of Life also requires larger predators to stay in their own territories, preventing conflict and disorder.

Animals who do not respect or ignore the Circle of Life are usually considered rogue and condemned to the Outlands. Those who reenter will be driven out again by the Lion Guard.