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Bagheera

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Bagheera the Black Panther (Mowgli's Protector).

From Mowgli's Brothers

A black shadow dropped down into the circle. It was Bagheera the Black Panther, inky black all over, but with the panther markings showing up in certain lights like the pattern of watered silk. Everybody knew Bagheera, and nobody cared to cross his path; for he was as cunning as Tabaqui, as bold as the wild buffalo, and as reckless as the wounded elephant. But he had a voice as soft as wild honey dripping from a tree, and a skin softer than down.

'Bagheera' is the Hindi word for 'panther'.
from baagh (Devanagari: बाघ) in Sanskrit or Hindi meaning "tiger"

In the Disney adaptation of The Jungle Book it is Bagheera who finds Mowgli as baby and who has to bring Mowgli back to the village at the age of about ten.


Bagheera in other languages

  • Spanish, Bagueera
  • German, Baghira (but also Bagheera)
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