Leader of the Herd
Simba and Nala, the reigning monarchs of Pride Rock, task their eldest cub, Kiara, with announcing the Royal Buffalo Wallow. After a run-in with floodwaters, Kiara arrives to the event covered in mud. Despite this, Vuruga Vuruga bows respectfully to her, and Kiara returns the greetings. Unexpectedly, Vuruga Vuruga praises Kiara's appearance, adding in an undertone that royals tend to be very stuffy at the Wallow. She adds that Kiara must understand what the event is all about.
Surprised at Vuruga Vuruga's praise, Kiara gives credit to her friends, Tiifu and Zuri, for always encouraging her to look her best. She then steps forward and announces the start of the Wallow. Vuruga Vuruga stands at Kiara's side and overlooks the event contentedly.Simba to the Savannah Summit. She and some other animal leaders gather at Pride Rock, and she witnesses Simba's announcement that he has invited Makuu, the untrustworthy crocodile leader, to the Summit as well.
Together, the party proceeds to Mizimu Grove. Along the way, Vuruga Vuruga and Twiga the giraffe speak resentfully about Makuu's past actions and how readily Simba is willing to forgive him. However, Zazu interrupts their talking, and the group continues, with Simba and Zazu singing "Everyone Is Welcome".Later, while patrolling the Pride Lands for trouble, Mtoto overhears Twiga speaking about Makuu, and he informs the Lion Guard of what he has heard. Together, the team takes off to protect Twiga, but when they arrive on the scene, Makuu is nowhere to be found, only Twiga and Vuruga Vuruga. Mtoto clarifies that he had only heard Twiga speaking about Makuu. Twiga is quick to deny this assertion, and Vuruga Vuruga backs her up, with both acting suspiciously. The Lion Guard leaves, privately deducing that Twiga and Vuruga Vuruga are too afraid to tell the truth about Makuu because he had threatened them.
Later that day, Kion cleverly lies to the Summit that Makuu had fallen into a pit and lost his life in the struggle. A horrified Vuruga Vuruga and Twiga exclaim that they had never intended for Makuu to get hurt, only to fall into a pit of rotten fruit. Just then, Makuu reveals himself and announces to the gathered animals that he had come to the Summit with the intention of helping his float and the Pride Lands, but had only received distrust and hostility. Vuruga Vuruga and the other animals fear his wrath, but Makuu merely prompts Simba to let the Summit go on.
Vuruga Vuruga is seen watching the Traveling Baboon Show.
When Ma Tembo's herd starts a stampede in order to flee a horde of bees, the Lion Guard resolves to clear their path lest any animals get hurt. Ono flies high above the commotion, where he spots Vuruga Vuruga and her herd resting in the path of the stampede. Fuli volunteers to deal with the buffalo and manages to scare them off the path just in time for the elephants to thunder past.
Vuruga Vuruga gets in an argument with Twiga's herd over Big Springs due to a severe drought. Kion defuses the situation. Later, Vuruga Vuruga leads her herd to Dhahabu Grove, where they can access drinking water.
Vuruga Vuruga is roughly the same size as the other cape buffalo in her herd, though she is more box-like in shape and has a scruffy hump on her back. Her pelt is light brown, while her underbelly carries undertones of brown and gray. Vuruga Vuruga has a dark muzzle and eye shades, and two giant, curved, gray horns on her head that are spattered with darker spots. Her eyes are a swampy green.
Personality and traits
- The Lion Guard - (2016–) - (TV series) - Virginia Watson
|Season 1 of The Lion Guard|
|Previous Season||"Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots":||"The Rise of Makuu":||"Bunga the Wise":||"Can't Wait to be Queen":||"Eye of the Beholder":||"The Kupatana Celebration":|
|"Fuli's New Family":||"The Search for Utamu":||"Follow that Hippo!":||"The Call of the Drongo":||"Paintings and Predictions":||"The Mbali Fields Migration":||"Bunga and the King":|
|"The Imaginary Okapi":||"Too Many Termites":||"The Trouble with Galagos":||"Janja's New Crew":||"Baboons!":||"Beware the Zimwi":||"Lions of the Outlands":|
|"Never Roar Again":||"The Lost Gorillas":||"The Trail to Udugu":||"Ono's Idol":||"Beshte and the Hippo Lanes":||"Ono the Tickbird":||Next Season|
|Season 2 of The Lion Guard|
|Previous Season||"Babysitter Bunga":||"The Savannah Summit":||"The Traveling Baboon Show":||"Ono and the Egg":||"The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar":||"Let Sleeping Crocs Lie":|
|"Swept Away":||"Rafiki's New Neighbors":||"Rescue in the Outlands":||"The Ukumbusho Tradition":||"The Bite of Kenge":||"Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas":||"The Morning Report":|
|"The Golden Zebra":||"The Little Guy":||"Divide and Conquer":||"The Scorpion's Sting":||"The Wisdom of Kongwe":||"The Kilio Valley Fire":||"Undercover Kinyonga":|