|Name meaning||Swahili for "Rare"|
|Alias||"Witch", "Stem-chewer" (by Giza)|
|Species||Thomson's gazelle (Eduorcas thomsonii)|
|Age||six years (as of page 17) |
eight years (as of page 33)
eleven years (page 34 on)
|Current residence||Lerai Forest, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania|
|First appearance||Page 5|
her herd, Abasi, Kafil, Hazina, the zebras
|Relatives||Paa (son), Pembe (mate)|
Physical appearance[edit | edit source]
Nadira a is small, thin and gracious gazelle, with a tiny, elongated head from which two short, sturdy horns just out. She has a long neck and a little body, with thin, frail-looking, bony legs and a short tail. Her fur is golden brown in its upper part and light cream on her throat, legs and belly. In the middle runs the typical stripe that characterizes her species, and that is brown in colour, like her hooves and tail. Nadira has a golden-brown "helmet" marking on her head, and a dark brown stripe behind each of her eyes, that are amber in colour. As she ages, the tip of her muzzle gradually turns white, and she loses her eyesight.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Calm, patient and wise, Nadira is rarely seen angry or frowning. She is devoted to her herd and would do anything to protect them, especially her son, Paa. However, she is also driven by an unusual curiosity, that could often get her into trouble. Fiercely interested in everything that surrounds her, Nadira quickly makes friends with many other species of animals, including predators, like leoopards. The knowledge of her philosophy gives her confidence, but like all gazelles, she is easily startled by sudden noises or movements.
History[edit | edit source]
Before the event of the comics[edit | edit source]
As of Chapter One [edit | edit source]
Relationships[edit | edit source]
With Giza [edit | edit source]
With Africa [edit | edit source]
With Paa [edit | edit source]
Philosophy[edit | edit source]
- "Trees bloom, green grass turns yellow, and day gives in to night. Everything changes."
- —Nadira[page 10]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "My eyesight might have grown poor, but I can still smell and hear you just fine, little one."
- —Nadira to Africa[page 21]
- "Don't be hasty, honey. Remember, good things come for those who wait."
- —Nadira to Paa, about finding a mate[page 34]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- During comic development, Nadira's name was changed multiple times. Her initial name was Kasi, later changed to Hawla, then Hima, then, finally, Nadira.
Read more[edit | edit source]
|Leopards||Africa • Giza • Chui • Sahara • Mosi• Binti• Botswana • Kalahari • Kenya • Namibia • Okavango|
|Gazelles||Nadira • Paa • Pembe|
|Zebras||Abasi • Kafil • Hazina|
|Fan characters||Tumaini • Tofauti • Jua • Simulizi • Zito • Hasira • Chuki • Kwanza|