19 Facts About Bagheera


None but Mowgli ever learn that Bagheera once wore a collar and chain, explaining the cat's special insight concerning men.

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When Father Wolf and Mother Wolf of the Seeonee wolf pack adopt the human "cub" Mowgli and the pack demands that the new cub should be spoken for, Bagheera buys Mowgli's life with a freshly killed bull and helps to raise him as one of the pack.

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At one point, during one of Mowgli's many lessons in the Laws of the Jungle under the tutelage of Baloo the Bear, Bagheera says "I am more likely to give help than to ask it, " as Mowgli learns the many sacred words needed to call on the assistance of all kinds of species of animals living in the jungle.

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Bagheera, having freed himself from the captivity of humans, is a proud animal aware of his own abilities, though he acknowledges Mowgli's growing power over each of the animals as the boy grows older.

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Bagheera frees Mowgli of his debt to the wolf pack by killing another bull, and Mowgli returns to his adopted human mother Messua.

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Bagheera appears in the 1967 animated adaptation by Walt Disney Productions.

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Bagheera finds Mowgli as a baby and brings him to a pack of wolves to ensure his survival, knowing Mowgli will eventually need to return to the human world.

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When Shere Khan returns to the jungle, Bagheera offers to take Mowgli to a nearby human village for his safety.

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When Mowgli runs away from Baloo, Bagheera tries to gain help from Hathi and his herd of elephants in finding him.

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When Mowgli follows Shanti a human girl into the village, Bagheera encourages him and consoles Baloo, assuring him of Mowgli's safety.

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Bagheera appears as a cub in the prequel series Jungle Cubs, where his friends often make fun of him.

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When Shere Khan returns to take revenge on Mowgli, Bagheera tries to stop Baloo from helping Mowgli, suspecting he wants to bring him back to the jungle.

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Bagheera fails despite gaining the aid of Hathi, and Baloo tricks him into thinking Mowgli is not with him, though Bagheera is unsure.

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Bagheera finds Mowgli and his pet wolf, Grey Brother, after they are separated from civilization.

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Bagheera saves Mowgli from being shot by soldiers working for Boone, and later saves their friend Dr Plumford from being killed by Buldeo and a caravan of bandits.

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Bagheera appears in the 2016 remake of the 1967 film as a computer-generated character, where he is voiced by Ben Kingsley.

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When Shere Khan threatens Mowgli's life, Bagheera agrees to guide him to a human village, but Shere Khan ambushes them en route.

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Bagheera helps Baloo and the wolf pack fight Shere Khan long enough to allow Mowgli to lure the tiger over a pit of fire, into which he falls to his death.

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Bagheera is seen sitting with Baloo and Mowgli as the film ends, Mowgli having found his true home in the jungle.

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