- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Role in the series
- 3.1 "Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots"
- 3.2 "The Kupatana Celebration"
- 3.3 "The Savannah Summit"
- 3.4 "The Traveling Baboon Show"
- 3.5 "Rescue in the Outlands"
- 3.6 "Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas"
- 3.7 "Pride Landers Unite!"
- 3.8 "The Queen's Visit"
- 3.9 "Battle for the Pride Lands"
- 3.10 Return to the Pride Lands
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Gallery
Mbeya is a massive and stocky black rhinoceros. He is dull bluish-grey in color, with a pair of lighter spots and a darker spot on his cheek. Some spots (both lighter and darker) can also be found on his back. He has dark ear-tips with a pink inner ear and a pair of white horns, the front significantly larger than the other.
Mbeya is very loquacious, friendly, polite, talkative, magniloquent, communicative, unreserved, and chatty. He is also claimed to know the Pride Landers like the back of his horn. However, he can also be very stubborn, and quick in leaping to conclusions. But he is not above admitting when he's wrong, and issuing apologies when needed.
Role in the series
After Kion is swept across a river into the Outlands, he instructs the rest of the Guard to meet him at Flat Ridge Rock. As a result, the Guard seeks out information from Mbeya, after a suggestion from Beshte. He and Beshte talk for a while, but the Lion Guard eventually becomes impatient, insisting that Beshte stops his conversation. Beshte recalls that he never did ask Mbeya where Flat Ridge, and goes back to Mbeya do so.
On the day of Kupatana, Mbeya winds up stuck in the mud at Lake Matope. Kion and the Guard rescue him, and Mbeya thanks them gratefully.
Simba invites Mbeya to the Savannah Summit.
Mbeya watches the baboons and their show until he found out they stole all the food.
When tesetse flies nvade the Pride Lands, they eventually make their way over to Mbeya. When the Lion Guard find him, they see that he is completely overturned in a small ditch. After Beshte helps him get out, Mbeya explains how he was rolling around to get rid of the flies, but accidentally rolled into the stream bed by mistake. The Lion Guard offer to escort him to a watering hole, but notice Thurston's Herd waiting nearby. When the flies disappear, Ono comes to the conclusion that it's the zebras stripes that they don't like. The Lion Guard escort both the herd and Mbeya to a new watering hole, their journey uninterrupted by the flies.
Mbeya helped out in Bunga's song The Twelve Ways of Christmas.
Mbeya and his crash decide to join the alliance of pridelanders that are working together to defeat the Army of Scar.
Mbeya watches as Dhahabu makes her way to Pride Rock.
Mbeya's crash helps fight against Scar's Army. When the Lion Guard goes to the Tree of Life, Mbeya and his crash says goodbye.
Mbeya and his crash are first seen as Anga flies above them as she reunites with Hadithi. Mbeya then is seen attending the competition of the two Lion Guards of Vitani and Kion, watching Beshte, Fuli, Anga and the near mashindano between Kion and Vitani. However, Kion realizes Vitani is fiercer by chosing to face him even without the Roar and forfeits. He then watches as Askari commends Kion for his decision and as Kion lifts up Pride Rock with the Roar of the Elders, fully mastering it.
Beshte and Mbeya are great friends. In "Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots' when the guard was trying to get to Flat Ridge Rock after losing Kion. Beshte suggests that they ask Mbeya because he knows the Pride Lands he best. However, Mbeya said that he's never been there.
Mbeya is great friends with the king of the Pride Lands. Simba invites him to the Savannah Summit.
Zazu and Mbeya are friends. However, Mbeya did sit on Zazu when Rafiki was trying to paint as a protest to what he claimed he was called by the hornbill during the Savannah Summit.
However, after Big Baboon confessed that it was he who was behind the name calling, Mbeya released Zazu from his prison and apologized, with Zazu accepting.
Mbeya is good friends with the Leader of the Lion Guard. In "Rescue in the Outlands" when the Tsetse Files invade the Pride Lands and covered Mbeya. Kion and his guard went to find a place for him to go get wet and get rid of the flies.
At first, Mbeya didn't trust Makuu just like everyone else at the summit. Until Twiga and Vuruga Vuruga almost made Makuu fall into a pit with rotten fruit. After Makuu made his speech and everyone wanted him and his crocs to sleep near them.
Ma Tembo and Mbeya have a good relationship. They later work on the Savannah Summit together as many animals of the Pride Lands prepare for the Dry Season.
Twiga and Mbeya have a good relationship. They later work on the Savannah Summit together as many animals of the Pride Lands prepare for the Dry Season.
- He is voiced by The Lion Guard director, Howy Parkins.
- In "The Savannah Summit", he sat on Zazu, similar to the rhinoceros at the end of "I Just Can't Wait to Be King".