Massive and thick-skinned, Jelani sports a rough gray hide, small dark eyes, and a pair of long white tusks.
Jelani is always willing to lend his great strength to his friends when they're in need.
Determined to solve the mystery of where the water went, Simba and his friends Timon and Pumbaa follow the dry riverbed. They turn the corner and see that a great big tree has fallen and blocked the river. They then all try to remove the tree. When nothing works, Simba leaves his friends to get help.
A while later, Simba returns with Zazu and his old friend, Jelani. At first, Jelani tries pushing the tree, but this doesn't work. Zazu then shouts orders for everyone to find strong vines to tie around the tree and themselves. Simba, Pumbaa, and Jelani all pull the tree out of the way, while Timon shouts orders from the side. The tree moves, and water rushes down the riverbed. Things are finally back to normal, thanks to Jelani.