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.Know More
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
Eric Blair wrote the book "1984," or "Nineteen Eighty-Four," under the pen name "George Orwell." Blair was an Englishman who had long written under the pseudonym; it appears on the cover of every book he published in his lifetime. "1984" was Blair's last book; he died shortly after its publication.Full Answer >
English poet, short story writer and novelist Rudyard Kipling is best remembered for his children's stories, such as "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" and "The Jungle Book" as well as the poem "If." He was supportive of British imperialism and wrote several pieces as a journalist about British soldiers in India. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.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 >
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 >