The Tree of Truth is found at the mount of the Bayou, which is the home of Boudreaux, a wise Cajun French-speaking possum. It is used to prove for anyone to stick their heads inside its trunk in order to prove themselves to be brave, wise, and true. If the tree states that the person is true and pure, nothing happens, therefore showing that they are okay, but if not, the person will have their head cut off.
When Timon and Pumbaa arrive at the mount of the Bayou with the help of Boudreaux, the possum makes them stick their heads inside the tree. After Pumbaa explains the circumstances of sticking their heads inside the trunk, he takes the first turn and nothing happens. When it is now Timon's turn, he confesses that that he only wanted to visit Boudreaux for the food instead of proving himself to be brave, wise, or true. When Timon stick his head in the Tree of Truth, nothing happens, making the meerkat realize that the whole thing was a ruse and that Boudreaux only got a free ride on the Bayou. Pumbaa realizes that Boudreaux was teaching them to be brave, wise, and true during their journey.
As a reward, Boudreaux offers Timon and Pumbaa the bugs inside a tree stump, which he uses as a pot. When Timon eats the bugs, he realizes that they're too hot and quickly gets a drink of water. Timon then starts speaking Cajun French, and Pumbaa compliments the meerkat for learning something from Boudreaux.
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