Silverback's son
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Biographical Information

Silverback's Troop

Familial Information

Silverback (father)
Unnamed (mother)

Silverback's son is a young gorilla who makes his first and only appearance in Simba Meets Silverback. He befriends Pumbaa, Simba, and Timon.


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Simba Meets Silverback

When Timon bats a piece of fruit into the jungle, Silverback's son snatches it up and runs away with it. Timon and his friends race after the youngster but come to a screeching halt when the gorilla's enormous father rears out of the leaves and roars a warning at the friends. Terrified, the three back away and offer to let the young gorilla keep the fruit, all while more and more gorillas gather around them.

Silverback with son

Silverback with his son

Simba starts to retreat, but just then, he notices a leopard stalking Sivlerback's son. He lunges at it and manages to chase it away from the gorillas, but in his lunge, Simba knocks the young gorilla down a steep slope, and the infant lands in a tangle of thorns at the bottom of the slope. Silverback graciously reassures Simba that this isn't his fault, but the young lion resolves to save the infant gorilla anyway.

In a panic, Simba leaps his way down the gully until he reaches the motionless young gorilla. Seeing no way of escaping on his own, Simba calls for help, and Silverback rips a tree free from the earth and lowers it over the side of the gully. With Silverback's son clinging to his back, Simba climbs up the tree trunk, where helping hands are waiting to pull him to safety.

With his son safe, Silverback compliments Simba on his bravery, to which Simba replies in kind. No sooner has this happened when Timon begins to teach the young gorilla how to play baseball. Catching on to the game rather quickly, the young gorilla bats a piece of fruit right into Timon's head, and even Silverback laughs in amusement.