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The Tree of Life (also called Rafiki's Tree) is the home of Rafiki in The Lion King universe.


The tree, which appears to be a large baobab tree, appears in every movie, as well as most merchandise inspired by The Lion King. Rafiki is often seen performing various shamanistic tasks there. The trunk of the tree is shown to be covered in paintings, including depictions of Simba, Kiara, and Kovu, all of which were painted by Rafiki.

The Tree of Life is a tall and thick African baobab tree. Its leaves are always green, as it hasn't been affected at all during Scar's reign. It resides in or some distance from the Pride Lands.

Appearances in Fanfictions


  • The Tree of Life is the centerpiece of Disney's Animal Kingdom.
  • In a deleted scene from The Lion King 1½, Timon and Pumbaa, in Rafiki's Tree, look at Rafiki's pictures of Simba's presentation and Simba's defeat over Scar. Disappointed that there's no pictures of them, Timon talks to the audience, telling them that no one knows their side of the story. Later, Timon draws a picture of himself with Pumbaa, to Rafiki's dismay, who finds them drawing on his tree.


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