I just has this moment where I kind of thought about the similarities between Nala and Sarafina, and then I thought - what would Sarafinas mother look like? Would she resemble her just as much?
I decided that yes, she would somewhat resemble her a lot. But not so much that they would be clones of each others. Some families just do have these strong genes, where they look a lot like each other generation after generation, so why not..
And out of all that, this Lioness came to excist. She has some features of them, and some of herself. The colors are darker than both Sarafina and Nala.
I chose to name her Nandalea, which means "Fiesty woman". Also inspired by the names of Nala and Sarafina.