Stripey first mentions his herd when he finds out that Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa are searching for a new home. The young zebra colt offers the three a place to stay in his herd, declaring that it would be fun to live with them since they're all so funny. Taking Stripey up on his offer, the three friends briefly join the herd, waking up at dawn every day to traipse the zebras' territory with Stripey and his herd. Stripey even introduces his friends to some giraffes.
Not long after this, Stripey is targeted by cheetahs as potential prey. As the predators close in on the herd, Stripey's mother is forced to lead her herd from danger, calling for Stripey to follow her, but in the panic, the young zebra colt is left behind. With the help of Simba and his friends, Stripey is saved from the cheetahs