Character Information
Gender: Male
Show: The Lion Guard
Species: Hippo
Age: 12-13 years old (in human years)
Friends: Kion, Bunga, Fuli, Ono, Simba, Nala, Kiara, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu, Jasiri, Ajabu, Mtoto, Twiga, Mbuni, Mbeya, Pridelanders, Majinuni and Hafifu, Hadithi, Makuu, Badili, Tamaa, Kulinda, Ona, Baby Baboon, Haya, Ogopa, Mjomba, Dhahabu, Hodari, Kinyonga
Enemies: Janja, Cheezi, Chungu, Nne, Tano, Mzingo, Janja's Clan, Makuu (formerly), Reirei, Goigoi, Dogo, Kijana, Makucha, Zira, Nuka, Vitani, Kovu, the Outsiders, Kiburi, Mwoga, Mapigano, Mpishi, Kenge, Scar
Relatives: Basi (father)
Occupation: Member of the Lion Guard
Catchphrase(s): "Twende Kiboko!"


First Appearance: "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar"
Voiced by: Dusan Brown

Beshte is one of the main characters of the show, The Lion Guard. He is the strongest member of the lion guard. His name means "Friend" in Swahili language.


Beshte is happy-go-lucky and friendly and is freinds with almost all of the animals in the Pridelands. Despite his size, he is very compassionate and calm to others but when danger is brewing he is shown to be a fierce fighter.

Beshte is very sensitive and his feelings can get hurt easily but he is willing to forgive those who have hurt him. He is honest and never lies and always does the right thing. When Pridelanders are in danger he is a very hardworker and uses all his strength to protect others.


Beshte has a stout body with thick legs, dark gray-purple toenails, and three dark spots on his back. His body color is that of a neutral gray, which becomes much paler across his chest and jawline. His inner ears are pale pink, and the area around his eyes is a lighter shade of his body color. He has a disproportionately large snout, with small ears and eyes, as well as thick eyebrows. His teeth are rather large, with two protruding over his upper jaw, and a patch of black hair sticks up from his otherwise bald head. His eyes are bright blue.


  • In Korean version, Beshte is the only member that his name changed.