|“||Pua: I've told you before, Makuu. It's the Circle of Life.|
Makuu: So you say. But I think you listen to the hippos because you're weak. You're afraid of 'em!
When Beshte gets covered in mud, he brings his friends to Big Springs, where the pod is milling around lazily. Once there, Beshte demonstrates how the fish pick the mud off the coats of the hippopotamuses, even opening his mouth to let the fish pick through his teeth. Basi joins his son and is approached by Pua, the leader of the crocodiles, who asks if his float is allowed to eat from the water. Basi tells Pua to come back next week, and Pua amicably agrees.
However, as Basi's pod watches, Makuu challenges Pua to a mashindano, which Basi explains as being a crocodile tradition that determines who reigns over the float. The hippopotamuses can later be seen watching the mashindano, and Basi explains to his son that Pua will be exiled for losing the fight.
Once Makuu rises to power, he and his float force Basi's pod out of Big Springs, and they move to the water hole of the elephants. However, with Kion's help, they are moved back into Big Springs, and Basi offers to let Makuu share their waters once the fish are ready. Makuu promises to keep Basi's offer in mind.
Basi and his son Beshte create hippo lanes across the Flood Plains so that animals can cross safely from one side to the other. During the task, Basi is injured, and Beshte is tasked with completing the hippo lanes himself. At first, Beshte messes up by creating twisty lanes rather than straight ones, but with Basi's help, the two manage to complete the lanes.
The pod takes part in the "The Twelve Ways of Christmas" performance.
|Basi||Basi is the leader of the pod. He is the father of Beshte.||Television||The Lion Guard|
|Beshte||Beshte is the strongest of the Lion Guard. He is the son of Basi.||Television||The Lion Guard|