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Characters of the 2012 film, Adventures in Zambezia.

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Species: Peregrine Falcon
Voiced by: Jeremy Suarez

The main protagonist of Adventures in Zambezia.

  • Blue Is Heroic: He has blue feathers, which he inherited from his dead mother.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He gets pretty upset once he is discharged from the Hurricanes.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He is first seen flying around a herd of giraffes, showing how much of a cocky flyer he is.
  • Missing Mom: His mother, Amaya was killed by Budzo before the events of the movie.
  • Nice Guy: He's brave, friendly and good-natured.
  • Naïve Newcomer: To Zambezia, initially.
  • Rousing Speech: He gives the residents of Zambezia one of these when Budzo begins his invasion.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Kai inherited his blue feathers from his deceased mother. The only thing he inherited from his father was his eye color.


Species: Peregrine Falcon

Kai's father and One of the founders of the Hurricanes.

  • Action Dad: He's a Peregrine Falcon who's both a brave warrior and a loving father.
  • Anger Born of Worry: He only gets angry with Kai because he wants him to be safe.
  • Badass in Distress: Spends most of the movie in Budzo's clutches.
  • Berserk Button: Do not bring up that his wife is dead.
  • Happily Married: While his marriage wasn't shown at all in the entire movie, it's pretty clear that he loved his wife.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After his wife, Amaya is killed by Budzo. He does move on from his wife's death, but doesn't remarry, and it took a while for him to return to Zambezia.
  • Not So Above It All: He is seen happily dancing at the end of the film, much to Kai's bewilderment.
  • Papa Wolf: He really loves his son.
  • So Proud of You: Says this to Kai at the end of the movie. He also says that his mother would be proud too.


Species: African Fish Eagle
Voiced by: Leonard Nimoy

The chief of Zambezia.


Species: Black Winged Kite
Voiced by: Abigail Breslin

The adopted daughter of Sekhuru and Kai's love interest.


Species: Nightjar
Voiced by: Jamal Mixon

Zambezia's resident poster bird.


Species: Lammergeier
Voiced by: Jeff Goldblum

The commanding officer of the Hurricanes.

  • Badass Mustache: Has one of these due to being a Lammergeier (Also known as Bearded Vulture).
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: He doesn't treat any newcomers as highly as he treats his veterans.
  • Eye Am Watching You: He's kind of on edge when he sees the Marabous being accepted into Zambezia.


Species: Marabou Stork
Voiced by: Richard E. Grant

A Marabou Stork who is forced to help Budzo get to Zambezia after his brother's death.

  • Evil Brit: This is to be expected from Richard E. Grant. However, he drops the evil part once Budzo betrays him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's rather unnerved by Budzo, who he serves more out of fear than genuine loyalty.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Has one of these once Budzo betrays him and the other Marabous.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: The only really evil thing he does is assist in the kidnapping of the Weavers.
  • My Sibling Will Live Through Me: His brother, Cyril, dies at the beginning of the movie.
  • The Atoner: He gets the other Marabous to take down the bridge that Budzo had the Weavers make so he and his fellow monitors could enter Zambezia.
    "We abridged it, we can unabridge it!"


Species: Rock Monitor
Voiced by: Jim Cummings

An evil lizard who plans to eat all the eggs in Zambezia.


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