Aminifu is a character that briefly appears in The Lion Guard. He is the father of Ma Tembo.

Role in the Series

Can't Wait to be Queen

Simba hears that Aminifu has passed away, and the elephants hold a funeral for him in Kilio Valley. As is customary for the King of the Pride Lands, Simba makes the journey to Kilio Valley with his mate, Nala, and majordomo, Zazu, to attend Aminifu's funeral and perform a speech in his honor.

However, things go slightly awry when Simba accidentally states that 'he had poop on him' in elephantese instead of the elephant idiom, 'he had good on him'. Whilst Simba is worried, Aminifu's daughter, Ma Tembo, bursts into laughter, followed by the rest of her herd. She explains that he did indeed always have poop on him, and that he always made him laugh. She thanks the king for helping them to remember the good times, as they continue to do so.


  • He is the third deceased character in the series following Mufasa and Scar.