|Ma Tembo's herd|
Ma Tembo's herd
|“||Simba: It is a big responsibility.|
Nala: Worried about Kiara, or are you worried about your tribute?
Simba: Well, why would I be worried about that?
Nala: Maybe because you have to say it in elephantese.
Simba: Yes. Elephants and their traditions.
Zazu: And they take those traditions very seriously, sire.
When Aminifu, the leader of the herd, passes away, Simba is invited to give a tribute at his funeral. Before leaving the Pride Lands, Simba explains to his cubs, Kiara and Kion, how Aminifu had led his herd back into the Pride Lands after the defeat of Scar, which helped put the Circle of Life back into balance.
Along with Nala and Zazu, Simba sets out on a journey to Kilio Valley, the home of the elephants. Just before leaving, Simba worries over setting his daughter, Kiara, in charge of the Pride Lands, but Nala corrects him that he's really worried about giving a speech in elephantese. Zazu adds that it's a very important tradition to the elephants.
Eventually, the three reach Kilio Valley, where they see Ma Tembo's herd paying tribute to their old leader by placing flowers on his body. Simba strides down the ridge, and the ceremony begins, with Ma Tembo, Aminifu's daughter, announcing the king as a special guest.
With the herd watching rapturously, Simba recounts his long friendship with Aminifu and how he will remember the old elephant fondly. However, when Simba tries to give the standard elephantese tribute of "He had good on him," he accidentally says, "He had poop on him." Despite the king's horror at such a mistake, the herd laughs, and Ma Tembo explains that Aminifu always used to have excrement on him, which had incited much laughter from the herd. She then thanks the king for his kind words.
Later, Kion encourages Ma Tembo to take Chama back, and she agrees to give the young elephant one last chance with the herd. However, the herd soon tires of Chama's antics, and, seeing their frustration with him, Chama leaves the herd for good.
The herd takes part in the "The Twelve Ways of Christmas" performance.
Two members of the herd appear during the musical sequence "The Faster I Go".
Kion, the leader of the Lion Guard, attempts to find the herd members a new home, but the other Pride Landers reject the elephants because of their foreign, disruptive behavior. Ma Tembo resolves to lead her herd out of the kingdom, to Kion's disappointment.
However, as the herd is departing, Kion approaches them for help in putting out a fire at Ndefu Grove. Ma Tembo accepts, and the herd works together to put out the fire. After the rescue, Laini offers the elephants a place with her galagos at Ndefu Grove, which Ma Tembo accepts.
|Ma Tembo||Ma Tembo is the current leader of the herd. She is the daughter of Aminifu.||Television||The Lion Guard|
|Mtoto||Mtoto is a member of the herd.||Television||The Lion Guard|
|Zito||Zito is a member of the herd.||Television||The Lion Guard|
|Mtoto's mother||Mtoto's mother is a member of the herd.||Television||The Lion Guard|
|Johari||Johari is a member of the herd.||Television||The Lion Guard|
|Zigo||Zigo is a member of the herd.||Television||The Lion Guard|
|Aminifu||Aminifu is the former leader of the herd. He was the father of Ma Tembo.||Television||The Lion Guard|
|Chama||Chama is a former member of the herd.||Television||The Lion Guard|