Lion King Family Tree

Genealogical Chart

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This represents the complete Lion King family tree as we currently know it. It is adapted from the chart in The Lion King World Wide Web Archive FAQ Section. After the family tree a short biographical sketch of each character is given. By clicking on the character's name their image will appear in a popup window. E-mail:

First Generation                                      Mohatu
Second Generation                                      Ahadi-+-Uru
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Third Generation     ?---+---Sarafina   Sarabi---+---Mufasa     Scar-+-Zira
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Fourth Generation       Nala----------+---------Simba     Kovu    Vitani  Nuka
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Fifth Generation                    Kiara---|

First Generation

Mohatu - Great-great-grandfather of Kiara. It was told to Simba by Mufasa that when the great king Mohatu died that he became the brightest star in the sky.

Second Generation

Ahadi - Father of Taka (later known as Scar) and Mufasa, and great-grandfather of Kiara.
Uru - Mother of Taka and Mufasa, and great-grandmother of Kiara. No picture currently available.

Third Generation

Sarafina - The mother of Nala, friend of Sarabi, and maternal grandmother of Kiara.
Sarabi - The venerable wife of Mufasa, queen of the Pride Lands, mother of Simba, and paternal grandmother of Kiara.
Mufasa - Husband of Sarabi, father of Simba, and paternal grandfather of Kiara. Became victim of fratricide and regicide when his jealous brother Scar threw him off a cliff into Antelope Gorge. Beloved by all his subjects at Pride Rock he was one of its most regal and respected monarchs.
Scar (Taka) - Brother of Mufasa, uncle of Simba, and paternal great uncle of Kiara. Scar was consumed by his jealousy until it led him to kill his brother and attempt to kill his nephew. He then fraudulently claimed rule over Pride Rock, allowed the hyenas out of the elephant graveyard and into the pridelands, and ruled so ineffectively that the pridelands were overwhelmed by drought conditions. Shortly before Simba returned to Pride Rock and reclaimed legitimate rule, Scar chose Kovu to be his successor.
Zira - Mate of Scar, mother of Nuka, Vitani, and Kovu, and deceased mother-in-law of Kiara. After being banished from the pridelands by Simba for her loyalty to Scar, Zira continues to carry the torch of Scar. She wants nothing more than to see her son Kovu ruling Pride Rock, even if it means killing Simba and his chosen successor, Kiara.

Fourth Generation

Nala - Daughter of Sarafina, loyal mate of Simba, and loving mother of Kiara. Nala is a nearly flawless character. She is nurturing of Kiara and at the same time allows Kiara the correct amount of personal freedom. Nala has a quiet and unassuming beauty, elegance and wisdom that remains unsurpassed in the kingdom. Her physical prowess increased steadily over the years until she became a fine hunter and fighter. Was personally acquainted with Zira and Vitani before they were banished from the pridelands.
Simba - Mate of Nala, son of Mufasa and Sarabi, and father of Kiara. Simba began learning the responsibilities of being a king from his father Mufasa. His training, however, was cut short when Mufasa was assassinated by Scar. Simba was tricked into exile by Scar and later befriended by the happy-go-lucky meerkat Timon and the warthog Pumbaa. Simba later reclaimed the throne but his lack of proper training in royal ways became evident when he became over-protective of his daughter Kiara and distrustful of Kovu.
Nuka - Oldest son of Scar and Zira. Older brother to Vitani. Nuka is jealous that Scar has counted him unworthy as successor to the throne. Zira also has the same disregard for him and never shows any attention to him until he breathes his dying breath after he made a risky attempt to kill Simba.
Vitani - Daughter of Zira and Scar. Younger sister of Nuka. Vitani sided with her mother Zira in her plan to overthrow Simba until eventually becoming part of the pridelands again.
Kovu - Son of Zira and said to have been taken in by Scar. Younger brother of Nuka and Vitani. Kovu has a very similar appearance to Scar and many believe him to be Scar's actual bona fide offspring. It could be that the truth that Scar is Kovu's father was shrouded in mystery until it was lost, or it could be that Scar was flattered by an unrelated young lion cub who looked so much like him. Kovu was chosen by Scar to be the successor to the fraudulently claimed throne at Pride Rock. After Simba returned to the pridelands and banished those loyal to Scar, Zira continued to train Kovu to be future king of Pride Rock. Kovu went along with the plan at first but then began to fall in love with Kiara and and decided he wanted nothing to do with his mother's evil plot. After finally gaining Simba's trust, Kovu and Kiara were formally joined to each other as lifetime mates by Rafiki.

Fifth Generation

Kiara - Daughter of Simba and Nala. Shortly after her birth Kiara was presented in a magnificent and joyous ceremony to the animals gathered at Pride Rock as their future queen and ruler. Kiara is a perfect blend of her parents, Simba and Nala, in both physical appearance and personality attributes. Kiara inherited their curiosity and ran with it, quite literally, by running away from Pride Rock numerous times. On one such occasion she met the Outlander cub Kovu and befriended him but they were soon torn apart by their grudge-holding parents. Raised apart, they were later reunited, fell in love, and subsequently helped to reunite the divided prides.

   Mufasa, Scar, Sarabi, Sarafina, Simba, Nala, and Kiara first appeared in the major motion picture The Lion King.

   Zira, Kovu, Nuka, and Vitani first appeared in the home video release Simba's Pride.

   Ahadi and Uru first appeared in the book set The Six New Adventures of The Lion King.

   Mohatu first appeared in the audiocassette/readalong book release The Brightest Star.

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