When a drought hits the Pride Lands, the Lion Guard seek out Dhahabu, in order to ask if they can share her watering hole. After venturing into the Back Lands and being introduced to Dhahabu by her herd, they are taken to Dhahabu Grove where they negotiate with an excited Dhahabu. With a little bit of pleading from members Raha and Starahe, The Lion Guard are tasked with finding a rare Tamboa Plant for the herd in order for access to the watering hole, which they accept, much to Dhahabu's surprise.
After getting the plant, they discover that the watering hole is empty, something which only Dhahabu herself knew of. Disappointed, her herd abandon her for lying to them, prompting Dhahabu to take up the Lion Guard's offer to help restore the water.
After they do so together, her herd return to the watering hole, where they welcome the Pride Landers to their source of water.
Dhahabu is the leader of the herd. She is a zebra with peach-tan and white striped zebra. Her eyes are bright sky blue, with black eyebrows. She has a striped golden and white mane that curves to one side and rises above her face. Her inner ears are pink.