In Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book," the name of the panther is Bagheera. This character takes pity on the child Mowgli when Mother Wolf and Father Wolf of the Seeonee wolf pack are fighting to keep him, so Bagheera offers to sponsor Mowgli.Continue Reading
Unknown to most of the story's characters, Bagheera was born in captivity, escaping after his mother died. This is part of what gives him an understanding of humans. Bagheera becomes Mowgli's lifelong friend and shares in several of his adventures.
Bagheera is the Hindustani word for leopard. "Bagh" is the word for "tiger" and "bagheera" is a sort of diminutive form of that, so it means something like "little tiger."Learn more about Classics
Anna Sewell's 1877 novel "Black Beauty" is an autobiographical memoir told by the horse who gives the book its name that starts with the horse's whimsical days as a young colt before moving on toward tough times hauling cabs in London and ending with a peaceful rest in the country. Each phase of his story brings him many stories of compassion, but he also gives many accounts of cruelty. The chapters each have a lesson inside them that relates to the sympathetic and insightful ways that people ought to behave.Full Answer >
The orangutan in the Disney film "The Jungle Book" is named King Louie. This character does not appear in the original stories written by Rudyard Kipling.Full Answer >
"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi," a story about a young mongoose, comes from "The Jungle Book" written by English writer, poet and novelist Rudyard Kipling. Kipling wrote several short stories, poems and children's books.Full Answer >
There are no vultures in Rudyard Kipling's original "The Jungle Book." However, in the 1967 Disney film adaptation of the original book, four vultures named Buzzy, Dizzy, Flaps and Ziggy were added.Full Answer >