"Do you see any other big, lovable chunk of warthog here?"
This article is about the baboon from In the Fur of Another.
You may be looking for the lion from Vulture Shock.

Baboon Babu
Biographical Information


Name meaning





Pride Lands



Association Information

Pride Landers

Babu: Is this what you had in mind?
Simba: Yes! This is exactly what I wanted!
—Babu and Simba about Babu's artwork

Babu is a young baboon. S/he is one of Rafiki's pupils.



Hey! Rafiki's teaching the young monkeys!
—Simba about Rafiki's students

Babu is a young baboon who lived in the Pride Lands during Mufasa's reign. During his/her youth, s/he enrolled as a pupil of Rafiki's.

In the Fur of Another

Simba: Hey, Babu! Now that Rafiki's gone, could you help me?
Babu: Sure, Simba!
—Babu and Simba

Babu and Simba

Babu paints stripes on Simba

Babu is first seen among a group of young baboons who are taking a painting lesson from Rafiki. When the lesson is over, Simba approaches Babu and asks him/her for help. The young baboon gets a bowl of Rafiki's paint and colors zebra stripes on Simba's fur. S/he later paints leopard spots on Nala.

Physical appearance

Babu appears to be a young baboon, somewhere in-between childhood and adolescence. S/he is average in height and build with smoky, blue-gray fur, his/her hair spiked to a tapered point at the back of his/her head. Pale fur rings his/her face and extends down his/her chest. Like all baboons, his/her eye rims are blue, his/her nose red, and his/her paws brown, though black fur covers the backs of his/her paws. His/Her eyes are black.

Personality and traits

Though Babu's personality is not explored, s/he is shown to be friendly and helpful, ready to take time to assist his/her friend Simba. His/Her willingness to indulge in a prank also reveals him/her to be a bit on the mischievous side.


  • Babu is most likely male, since his/her name has a masculine meaning.[1]


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