Ashtaa's herd is first mentioned by Belee when she meets Simba and his friends, Timon and Pumbaa. She explains to them that she has lost her herd in the jungle and is hoping to find and return to them. Not long after this, the herd itself turns up, and Belee has a delighted reunion with her mother, Ashtaa. The other members of the herd rejoice her return, save Harak, who is jealous of Belee for all the attention she gets.
After reuniting with her daughter, Ashtaa invites Simba and his friends to journey with the herd to an "elephants' graveyard." The trio accept, and the herd makes the long trip across the savanna. Once at the graveyard, Darann takes her place among the skeletons and dies with her niece by her side. With their deed done, the elephants move out of the graveyard and start on the journey back to their home across the grasslands.