Sarabi is the mate of Mufasa, queen of the pride lands, and mother to Simba and Shani.
Sarabi was born two months after Mufasa prior to the series, to Adina and Mika. Sarabi was the childhood best friend of Mufasa, and later his girlfriend then Mate. As a cub she was much like her children, smart, feisty, and very active. She was Taka's first and only crush, but never knew. Prior to having Simba and Shani, she had several misscarriges and still born children. Simba was her first actual child that lived, and she was scared to have him at first.