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Mapango Cliffs is a series of steep cliffs in the Pride Lands. The cliff face is broken by many small caves, with a large cave at the top where a group of baboons live. The occasional tree grows on the side of the cliffs.
The Lion Guard
When a baby baboon is rescued by the Lion Guard, Fuli is tasked with bringing him home. Kion mistakenly points her toward Nyani Grove, where she is informed that the baby belongs to the baboons at Mapango Cliffs. Though loathe to travel so far, Fuli reluctantly takes the trip to the cliffs.
Once there, the baby baboon climbs eagerly up the cliffs and is embraced by his worried mother. Just then, Mzingo and his cronies attack, prompting Fuli to climb up the cliffside to aid the baboons. As she climbs, the baboons heave fruit at the vultures, buying her time, and the baby baboon hits Mzingo himself, allowing Fuli to jump down the cliffs and pin him to the ground.
After the rescue, the baboons chant Fuli's name and climb down the cliffs. The baby baboon's mother thanks Fuli personally.
"The Ukumbusho Tradition"
A swarm of bees prevents the Ukumbusho from going smoothly, causing the elephants in the show to enter a frenzy. One of the elephants, Mtoto's Mom, separates from the rest of her herd, and starts stampeding on Mapango Cliffs. When the Lion Guard arrive, they fear that going up there will cause the cliff to collapse under their weight. And so, Bunga volunteers to help her, by leaping up and onto her head, using a calming voice and reminding her of her lines for the Ukumbusho. This causes her to snap back into reality, and the two leave the cliffs, avoiding a large chunk of falling rock just in time.
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