The Outlands Breeds

The Outlands  Breeds


My Theory on how the way the Outsiders looked the way they did, and what breeds they might have been.



Hello, thank you for taking time to reads this little article of mine I hope you find it usefull.



So we can all see the drastic differences between the Pridlanders and the Outsiders.



   



I think most of you with any arguement would say that the Pridlanders are the Average Southwestern African Lions, maybe the one's you'll find in the zoo, in the wild, and in a protected park, as they are the most commonly used lions for cartoons. But this article isn't about them, it's about there slightly less atractive cuzins in the outlands.



To break down which breed the Outsider might have been i first had to seperate what made them different from the Pridelanders.



There were the obious things:




  • They are Fairly skinnyer than the pridelands lions


  • they have a slightly darker arangement of colors


  •  The dark Circles under their eyes


  • There darker colored noses



Then I had to get to the slightly less obvious Points:




  • They have longer slightly wider ears


  • The seem to  have more skin then fur (if you pay attention to the lines used to show joints such as the armpit and inner thy there are more lines and the curve around slightly to show more 'loose' skin)


  • They have longer less rounded faces



 



So now we have our physical characteristic of the Ousiders. Then I did research, First i ahd to rule ou tthe southwestern african lions, this did not take long as Zira and her other lioness conter parts did not resible the females of that breed at all.



  <---Note the small rounded ears/note longer ears--->  



 



The one thing she resibles to the averange African Lion is the black nose, although the average afican lions nose is Typicaly a dark pink-ish color.



 



So that ruled out your average african lion, then I took the Oulands into mind, as the Ousiders didnot have as nice of home as the Pridelanders had. Taking into Mind that there was less food and Greenary for them, and it looked to be try, maybe thorny and hotter, so this lead me to belive this might be a fair enough reason to give them less fur and make them thinner. This obervation rulled out most living breeds of of Lions, however there was one.



The Tsavo Lion foudn in Kenya, in the Tsavo national park, which is a dry flat area in africa, and in the movie it seemed Kovu had to travel a Long way to get near the pride lands so the Outlands may have been a long distance away which would suport the Outsiders being an Breed font is East africa and the Pridelanders being Southwest, or south african born.



Now let me Use Zira, Vitani, and the Lionesses of the Outlands now has a reference.



      tsavo_lions                            



next  to the Picture of Zira, Vitani, and the other Ousider female  are stuffed  Tsavo females,  you can see the differance between them and the Average African Lions, and the great simularities between Zira, Vitani, and the other female.




  • The Female Tsavo's share the same long head shape


  • The same longer slightly wider ears


  • Same body shape and they have more skin than fur


  • even the way they carry their tails (look at zira's tail and the the tsavo female)


  • Same Nose theme, the tsavo's nose curves down slightly at the ends and its black


  • The Tsavo lions have the same paw structure that the Out siders do.



Now there are Two certain Lions that are hindering the Evidence. Kovu and Nuka.



    



alright so most by now keep yelling termites were the reason for nuka's mane, and such but in the reality of it all i think he might have been based off of the Cape Lion and the Tsavo lion breeds.  Same Idea goes for Kovu as well.The cape lion although extinct now (i think) had a black mane however it's mane was far fluffyer than nuka's and Kovu so i think they just used the the cape lion for his color. although the Cape Lions mane did go under the bellie such as Scars did, and could be as thin as scars, so i would think that Scar had soem Cape lion in him which would have been past down to Nuka and Kovu. Tsavo lion males are virtually maneless and have the same almost hair theme as the females. Now i want you to look at a living tsavo male.



 File:Maneless lion from Tsavo East National Park.png



this is a perfectly healthy Lion guys they just like this ok, but look at what little mane it does have, yes this is a male lion and this is as big as it's mane will probably ever get. He has that lightly dark coloring as well. and it is said that Tsavo lions live in a thorny harsh area of Africa, which identifies with the Outlands harsh lanscape. if you look the lion also has nuka's black nose.



I am not saying that nuka if for sure a Tsavo lion i'm just saying he might have been based off of one to show how harsh the outlands were and how or why the outsiders looked the way they did, i believe most of them, minus Kovu who they made look good because of the fact he was the "hero" or animal version of the disney "prince", where based off of this breed  OR  on the flip side after reviewing my information I found that Nuka and Kovu might have been Mixed betweent he Tsavo, Average, and Cape Lions.  OR



as not to leave you guys wonderin ghow i got this theory i will explain.



Lionesses often mate with various parentners when they are in season and Cubs can have different fathers. I have no doubt that Kovu and Nuka are Scars Cubs, now facial features give this away ( ps. please remain from leaving kovu is not scar's son comments this is not what this is about)  I belive Scar due to his long mane that went to the underside of his bellie and dark colors was indeed an Cape lion mix, yes i know Mufasa didn't look like one however you must remeber that cubs can have different fathers. So i think the mix between scars DNA and Zira's DNA gave Nuka and Kovu there less than tsova lion looks,  Disney was able to Make Nuka look more like a tsova lion because he wasn't as important of an character as Kovu who was one of the hero's in the movie , as i said before the animal verion of the disney "prince" htye had to make him look good. but none the less you can see the Tsova lion in them.



 



Unless Disney actually tell use though there is no real proof that this is fact.



thank you for takign the time to read this artical



and remeber



please refrain from leaving kovu is not scar's son comments this is not what this is about 



 



 



 



 



 



 






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May 13, 2019
Usa Is not currently on the site
Makes sense to me :)

(just one thing it's "subspecies" not "breed", breeds are only in domestic animals :))

September 01, 2018
Canada Is not currently on the site
Oh my Mustafa! Another person who thinks that too! AWESOME! 8D I definitely adopted this theory into my Sukalaverse Lion King! This is just a brillant theory! This article has lots of spelling mistakes though, but the subject of it is definitely entertaining and instructive!

February 20, 2018
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They were also former Pridelanders, so I think they are the same. Perhaps, because they live in difficult conditions, they become malnourished. Or their appearance is just to distinguish the villain. :icon138:

DannyPhantomess
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August 11, 2012
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I thought they were the same breed of lion... remember in the end of TLK2 When kiara said, "They are us." I thought they just were scrawny and ugly from malnourishment.

Guest
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July 24, 2012
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that is excelent but i must give my opinion on nuka i think he might be scars just sayin......

Vitani's Sister
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June 16, 2012
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:wiggle: God brilliant research! Everyone seems to miss the point 'the Outsiders have longer heads than the pridelanders' and the paw structre - so that is really good!

Guest
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December 07, 2011
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Or maybe it was just disney's attempt at differentiating good characters from bad characters.

Georgi
Georgi
September 22, 2011
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What a good research! However, I have to point out that the first picture of real Tsavo lions are males, not females, and they were the supposed "man eaters" from Tsavo and now they are in a Chocago's museum. I don't thin it is right to make a comparison with them because they are artificial, only the skin is real. The heads were human shaped and also the position of the tail

June 24, 2011
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Anti-BaltoSource
thank you very much :)

June 24, 2011
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Wow, good article! I'm glad you covered this subject, I've wondering these things before.
The first time I ever saw a picture of a male Tsavo lion, I immediately thought of Nuka. Just saying.

May 22, 2011
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Anti-BaltoSource
Thank you everyone and Please remember these part of the text

( ps. please remain from leaving kovu is not scar's son comments this is not what this is about)


May 22, 2011
Usa Is not currently on the site
Wow.. I never noticed this. Really good observation! I never noticed that the Outlanders looked JUST like Tsavo's. The face, the nose, the anatomy, the ears, everything.

And don't listen to Werebereus, he's just got a huge ego, as is he a self proclaimed "tlk expert". XP You have a reasonable theory as to why you would think they're Scar's, you're not just confused or stubborn as is the other people who believe that Kovu is Scar's son. Ta-ta!

February 21, 2011
Usa Is not currently on the site
Scar IS NOT Kovu's father? This si fact, why do you have 'no doubt'. They aren't related.

MLioness
MLioness
January 26, 2011
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hey those Tsavo lions are actually males, and known widley s the Tsavo maneaters because they killed so many people. theres a movie about them called, 'The Ghost and the Darkness'. But great point about the pridelanders and outlanders:) ;)

December 18, 2010
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This looks like you did alot of research on it. And it probably is true. Nuka does look like a Cape lion, as you said. Though, if only it had been termites that had led him to his loss of mane. xD

Guest
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September 25, 2010
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Wow you must have done a lot of research, but anyway this is a good article I never thought about their breeds.

September 07, 2010
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
AppleDash>You
That's ok! And I am sowwys. I have a way of talking a little to fancy some times!:P

September 07, 2010
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Anti-BaltoSource
XD thanks typo -_-' ic an be slow some times lol

September 07, 2010
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
AppleDash>You
Sofiel, all I mean is, that this is quite a lovley artical, but I think that most of them are just ment to look well, scary. But I think that Nuka is just a Tsavo. That's just what I'm trying to say. And I'm not REALLY the expert on lions, I just ment I knew alot about them.:) Hope that clears it up for ya!:P

September 06, 2010
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Big Bad Mod
Wow they really DO look like Tsova lions!
I think that Scar and Mufasa could be a cross or Cape and African lion while Mufasa get more of African and Scar more of Cape. Also the reason why Nuka at least had some mane is thet he have African/Cape blood in him. And Kovu could get a dark fur from his mother's Tsovu genes and the rest of his build and mane from father who was probably African lion.

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September 06, 2010
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I see you listen to Einsteins advice in your version of TLK family tree:
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
LoL
Well, nice article, I see you did some research on lions, so great job. But I can not go without adding, that I disagree with your family tree version... but lets leave it with that.

September 04, 2010
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Anti-BaltoSource
um what?

September 04, 2010
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AppleDash>You
Yeah. Considiring I'm the "expert" on lions. I think the highest consern is that Kovu and Nuka, are to toooooooooootally different types of lions. Even though Zira probablly just looks that way because the people that made the movie, just wanted the outlanders to look more outlanderish. But they didn't want em ta look TO scary. Considiring it's only a dark kids movie. They could just all be deformed. Exept for Vitani. [Who's kind... hot.]




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