Kaa, pronounced Kar, is the snake's name in "The Jungle Book." He is a python. Kipling based this name on the hissing sound snakes make with an open mouth.Know More
Kaa's name is not the only one with an unexpected pronunciation; the Mow in Mowgli rhymes with cow. While Kipling made up Kaa and Mowgli, he took other names from Hindustani origins. Baloo, pronounced Bar-loo, is Hindustani for bear, and Bagheera, pronounced Bug-eer-a, is Hindustani for panther or leopard.
Kaa, Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera all appear in both Kipling's books and Disney's animated film, though their personalities differ between the two.Learn More
In "The Jungle Book," Shere Khan, a tiger, chases a young boy into the jungle where a wolf family saves him and raises him as one of them, naming him Mowgli. Father Wolf gets Mowgli accepted as a wolf by the Council Rock with the support of Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear. Although Mowgli lives with the fear of Shere Khan, he feels safe within the wolfpack.Full Answer >
The name of the tiger in "The Jungle Book" is Shere Khan. "The Jungle Book" is an animated film that was released by Disney in 1967. Shere Khan was voiced by George Sanders.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 >
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.Full Answer >