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Big Springs
Big Springs
Title
Big Springs
Residents
Hippopotamuses
Appearances
The Lion Guard
Big Springs is a location in the Pride Lands. It is the home of the hippopotamuses.
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Canon History

The Lion Guard

Never Judge a Hyena by its Spots

Big Springs is mentioned by Thurston, who asks the Lion Guard if Flat Ridge Rock is near Big Springs or Ukuni Woods.

The Rise of Makuu

Big Springs is first seen when Beshte brings his friends there to get cleaned off. He demonstrates how the fish work to clean the mud off the hides of the hippos, and Bunga attempts to try the trick himself. The fish, however, are repelled by his scent and swim away in a hurry.

Pua soon approaches and asks Basi if it is all right for the crocodiles to eat their share of fish in Big Springs. Basi politely declines, explaining that there are still not enough fish to feed the float, and Pua respectfully turns to leave. A young crocodile named Makuu, however, challenges him to a mashindano, thinking the float has a right to the fish in Big Springs.

Once Makuu rises to power, he invades Big Springs, causing the other animals of the Pride Lands to switch habitats in chaos. Kion and the Lion Guard soon intervene, but Makuu refuses to give up his spot. He only adheres to Kion's leadership when the young cub demonstrates the Roar of the Elders. After this, Makuu docilely leaves the springs, and the hippos return to their home.

Janja's New Crew

After a giant rainstorm hits the Pride Lands, a mudslide blocks up the trail from Big Springs to Mekundu Cliffs. The Lion Guard attempts to prevent Pride Landers from using the trail, and though they succeed in warning off Twiga, Thurston ignores their warnings and gets stuck in the mud.

Beware the Zimwi

Beshte auditions with the Bellow Fellows at Big Springs.

Never Roar Again

Makuu the crocodile gets an idea after learning that Kion plans to never use the Roar of the Elders again. One of his crocodiles asks if he plans to invade Big Springs again, but Makuu asserts that he wants to take over the entire Flood Plains.

Appearances in Fanfiction

Here are all the fanfictions that this location makes an appearance in that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes Big Springs, add it to this list.

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