Khumba is a young zebra from the Karoo Desert in South Africa. He was born in an isolated herd, with only half stripes. Because of this the herd believes he has brought a curse upon when it ceases to rain. Pretty soon his mother dies and Khumba blames himself for causing the lack of rain. After he leaves he soon meets a maternal wildebeest named Mama V and a flamboyant British ostrich named Bradley. So with the help of his new friends, along with Skunk and his team, Khumba must go on an incredible journey to find his stripes while being hunted by a murderous leopard named Phango.