His family probably lives in the big baboon tree in Nyani Grove. It's not far.

Kion, Baboons!

Nyani Grove (also known as The Baboons' Forest) is a location in the Pride Lands. It is home to Big Baboon's Troop.


Nyani Grove is a relatively flat area, composed of tall trees with many branches. A few large boulders also jut out from the ground.


The Rise of Makuu

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Giraffes in the forest

After Makuu wins the Mashindano, he forces the hippos out of Big Springs the very next day. As a result, animals become shifted around and start to take up residence in other parts of the Pride Lands, including the giraffes, who move into Nyani Grove and push the baboons out.

Kiara rushes to find the Lion Guard in the lair, explaining that Zazu has heard about the giraffes moving into the baboon's forest. Since Simba and Nala are out hunting, she turns to them for their help.

Later, the baboons move into Pride Rock. Kion is then prompted to sort out the problem once and for all, and confronts Makuu and forces him to leave Big Springs. After he does so, the baboons move back into the forest.


When Fuli rescues a Baby Baboon from drowning (having just rescued him from Mzingo's Committee), Kion tasks her with getting the baby home safely. He instructs her to visit Big Baboon's Tree in Nyani Grove, where the baboons live.

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Big Baboon explains

Fuli does as asked, and when the cheetah arrives, Big Baboon greets her and questions what she is doing there. She explains that she is there to return the baby, but Big Baboon informs her that the Baby Baboon actually lives in Mapango Cliffs with a neighbouring troop, not Nyani Grove. Fuli reluctantly turns to leave, but troop call her back. They ask her to deliver a message to them and, when she agrees to, they proceed to hurl fruit at her until she leaves.

With their message sent, Big Baboon questions whose turn it is to pick up the throwing fruit, and the rest of his troop point towards each other. Big Baboon irritably utters 'baboons'.

Ono the Tickbird

Whilst separated from Mwenzi, Kifaru unintentionally causes damage to Nyani Grove.



Pride Lands
Aardvark DensBig Baboon TreeBig RavineBig SpringsChakula PlainsChekundu CliffsEmbamba CanyonFlat Ridge RockFlood PlainsGnu PlainGrove of TreesHakuna Matata FallsHippo SpringsKilio ValleyLake KiziwaLaini's TreeLake MatopeMaji Baridi FallsMapango CliffsMapema RockMbali FieldsMekundu CliffsMizimu GroveNandembo CavernsNdefu GroveNyani GroveOno's NestPride RockRafiki's TreeRocky PlainsRocky RidgeGiraffe Watering HoleKulinda's NestSwampThe Lair of the Lion GuardThe Shelter of the Lion GuardUkuni WoodsUrembo MeadowsUtamu TreeWatering Hole
Broken RockOutlands VolcanoJasiri's Watering HoleReirei's CaveRocky PlateauZira's DenZira's Termite Mound
Back Lands
Badili's TreeDhahabu GroveDhahabu's Watering HoleMirihi Forest
Other Locations
Misty FallsRed RocksSokwe's CaveSummer SpringsTheluji MountainsTree of Life