The Utamu Tree is a location in the Pride Lands.


The Utamu Tree sits on the edge of a rocky cliff and the Utamu grubs live inside the tree. It appears to be dead with twisted branches.


The Search for Utamu

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Bunga falls

When Bunga first met Timon and Pumbaa, Timon asked the honey badger to climb the dead tree and get some utamu grubs. As Bunga climbed the tree, the pair compliment on his foolish bravery, giving Bunga his name, and making them his uncles.

When Bunga returns to the tree with Kion, Beshte and Ono, he climbs it once again to obtain some utamu. Unfortunately, the tree finally snaps, rendering Bunga unable to get the grubs. Although saved by Ono and Beshte, disappointment hits the honey badger hard until he later discovers that the grubs had landed by Timon and Pumbaa below.


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