Beshte has a stout body with thick legs, dark gray-purple toenails, and three dark spots on his back. His body color is that of a neutral gray, which becomes much paler across his chest and jawline. His inner ears are pale pink, and the area around his eyes is a lighter shade of his body color.
His head has a small tuft of black hair which stands upright. His snout is large, with two teeth protruding out from his upper lips. His eye color is blue, with black eyebrows. The Mark of the Lion Guard can be seen on the left hand side in a grey-cream color.
Beshte has been described as a happy-go-lucky hippopotamus. He is the most genial character in the group, and is very friendly, encouraging, and outgoing. He speaks with a surprisingly soft demeanor despite his size, and is happy to be part of the Lion Guard. When trouble is afoot, he shows tremendous strength and courage and does not hesitate to charge enemies.
He is a bit scatter brained, and sometimes forgets things mid-conversation. It doesn't take much for him to get emotional, and he is easily moved by touching moments. He is noted to be reliable in the sense that he doesn't make things up, and knows that he can count on the other members of the Lion Guard.