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How the Birds got their Colours
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Publication Information
Publication

The Lion King: A Nature Fun and Learn Series

Issue

4

Collection

Rafiki Remembers

Published

1995 – 1997

Pages

2

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If you look around you, lion cubs, you will see the birds in all their wonderful bright colours. But it wasn't always so. Let me tell you how it came about.
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How the Birds got their Colors is a story from the Rafiki Remembers magazine collection. It was published in the 1990s as part of The Lion King: A Nature Fun and Learn Series.

Synopsis

At the dawn of time, all birds are snow-white and long to be as colorful as the flowers. They beg the god Mulungu to grant them beautiful, colored coats. Heeding their request, Mulungu approaches the birds and tells them that he will give each of them a unique, colorful design.

However, as the birds line up excitedly before Mulungu, a particularly pesky bird named Che Mlanda does not. Instead, he takes to flitting to the front of the line and hounding Mulungu to paint him next, despite Mulungu's constant appeals for the little bird to wait his turn. Finally, Mulungu's patience breaks, and he grabs Che Mlanda, painting him a dull brown. He then crossly releases the bird to the air and continues his work. However, even to this day, Che Mlanda can be heard flitting about the skies, calling out, "Paint me next!"

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