Dhahabu is described as the "charismatic leader of a group of zebras." Unlike most Zebras, she is not always fearful, and be brave in order to help and fix her problems.
Dhahabu has a slim build, with a lush gold-and-white mane and thin legs. Her fur and legs are striped with gold and white, and her eye shades and muzzle are creamy in color. She has bright blue eyes that are framed by long black lashes.
Role in the Series
Dhahabu made her appearance in the Season 2 episode The Golden Zebra. The Lion Guard will come to her asking to share her watering hole, but the she wants something unusual in return.
Dhahabu returns in this episode where she visits the Pride Lands to discuss a water treaty. There, Kiara, Tiifu, and Zuri escort her on a tour around the Pride Lands while the Lion Guard follows them. During the tour, a lightning bolt strikes the plains, causing a fire and putting the zebra in danger as Fuli had to shout at her telling her to jump as the only way to escape the fire in which the two manage to escape as the rest of the Guard put out the fire.
After rescuing, Dhahabu praises Fuli for her bravery for rescuing her from the fire and Tiifu and Zuri for being on her side as she insists the three stay with her during her visit. While Fuli is willing to leave the Guard, Kion asks her that they must appease Dhahabu for her treaty in which she agrees. Later, a pack of jackals ambushes her and the Lion Guard and the two zebras Raha and Starehe manage to protect the golden zebra from being eaten. After protecting her from the jackals, Dhahabu convinces the situation telling Tiifu, Zuri, and Fuli to be her permanent guard. Much to the Lion Guard being surprised that Fuli is leaving the group and instead of correcting Dhahabu, Raha and Starehe let Zuri take credit in being the Queen's Guard.
Later when Dhahabu is at a water hole, the jackals attack again along with crocodiles as Ono is surprised that the jackals are attacking her as the Lion Guard, along with Raha and Starehe, manage to rescue her, fighting off the predators as they retreat. She then thanks Fuli, Tiifu, and Zuri for their actions in protecting her as the group returns to Pride Rock, where Dhahabu renews the water treaty in the Pride Lands.
- Dhahabu is a golden zebra, a very rare name for an albino or amelistcic zebra of zebroid
- Her blue eyes imply that she's amelistcic, as albino are known to reddish-pink eyes instead, commonly known as ruby-quartz eyes.
- Dhahabu is modeled after the late Zoe the Golden Zebra who resided in Hawaii's Three Ring Ranch