They are not just any lions. They are the Outsiders!

Rafiki, Lions of the Outlands

The Outsiders are a pride of lions that live in the Outlands. There are eight known members of the pride that are confirmed to be living, including their leader, Zira.


Prior to The Lion Guard

The pride was formed sometime after Simba defeated Scar and banished Zira and her family from the Pride Lands to the Outlands for worshipping Scar.

Lions of the Outlands

The Outsiders took over a waterhole belonging to Jasiri and her clan and refused to share it. Desperate, Jasiri went to the Pride Lands and asked her friend and Simba's son Kion to help her. Believing that it's just a misunderstanding, Kion agrees to talk to the lions.

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Kion captured

After learning that Kion is Simba's son and leader of the Lion Guard, Zira took him to a cave to talk privately about her knowledge of the Roar of the Elders, as she knew Scar once had it. After the rest of the Outsiders arrive, Zira told Kion that she knew Scar lost the Roar when he used against his fellow lions and attempted to get Kion to side with the Outsiders. She also tells Kion that if it hadn't been for Simba, Scar would still be King. Kion replies that Scar was never the true King, Zira sends her lionesses upon him. Eventually, Jasiri and the rest of the Lion Guard came to Kion's aid and fought off the Outsiders.

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The Outsiders' new home

After being reminded by Bunga that Scar had actually lost the Roar due to using it for evil instead of against other lions, Kion tells Zira that as long as he's around, she isn't welcome in the Pride Lands or Outlands, before using the Roar to blast the Outsiders away to termite mounds.

Named Members


Main article: Zira
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Zira is the leader of the pride. She is a fully grown lioness with brown fur and a notch on one of her striped ears. Her angular eyes are red. She is the mother of Nuka, Vitani and Kovu, and was Scar's most loyal follower during his reign. Zira is manipulative and cruel, claiming lions to be above all other creatures. She believes that lions should rule with an iron fist.


Main article: Kovu
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Kovu is the son of Zira, and, according to a news article, a descendant of Scar[1] and the younger brother of Nuka and Vitani. Unlike his mother, Kovu wishes to be friends with the Pride Landers and does not necessarily hold any animosity towards them presently. He backs away from fights, though seemingly does so due to his unwillingness to cause or be involved in trouble.


Main article: Vitani
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Vitani is a lioness cub with scruffy fur that is a dusty fulvous hue. Her fur is especially long on her head, forming a large tuft that falls towards her muzzle, though it is also considerably long on her cheeks. Her nose is deep pink and angular. The tuft at the end of her tail is brown. She is the daughter of Zira, the sister of Nuka and Kovu, and a descendant of Scar.


Main article: Nuka
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Nuka is a teenage lion and the older brother of Vitani and Kovu. He is Zira's son and is descended from Scar. He is constantly itching for a fight, even if he can't handle the opponent but goes down fairly easy. Nuka also looks to his mother for nearly everything and is very dependant on her. He is somewhat of a coward when more intimidating foes approach him. He is also startled easily.


Main article: Lioness

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Lioness growls at Kion

Lioness is a lioness who used to be a member of the pride, but is now an Outsider. She has scruffy chamoisee fur and amber-red eyes that are rimmed with darker brown fur. A loyal member of the Outsiders, she obeys Zira without question, choosing not to listen to anyone else's reasoning. She is swift and quick to act, though when taken by surprise, is easily defeated.

Unnamed Members

The following are known members of the Outsiders who have not received an official name.


Pride Landers
Basi's PodBaby Baboon's TroopBig Baboon's TroopBupu's HerdLaini's GroupLion GuardMa Tembo's HerdMakuu's FloatMbuni's FlockMekundu BatsMjomba's PackMuhimu's HerdOno's FlockSimba's PrideSwala's HerdThe Bellow FellowsThurston's HerdTumbili's TroopTwiga's HerdVuruga Vuruga's Herd
Army of ScarJanja's Clan Jasiri's Clan Kiburi's FloatMzingo's ParliamentOutsidersReirei's PackShupavu's Group
Back Landers
Dhahabu's HerdMakucha's Leap
Night PrideSokwe's TroopThe Traveling Baboon Show