Akela, like the other wolves, is seen at the beginning of the film. He appears when the pack learns that Shere Khan had returned to the jungle. Akela states that Shere Khan wants to kill Mowgli and not even the strength of the entire pack could fight him off, so he has Bagheera take Mowgli away. After this scene, Akela and the other wolves are not seen again throughout the film.
Akela and his mate Leah appear in the episode "The Coming of the Wolves." When their pack leader, Cain, wants Leah for himself, Akela and Leah leave the pack and seek refuge in the lair without knowing it belongs to the cubs. The cubs have a falling-out with Akela and Leah, who both eventually decide to leave. However, when Cain and his pack arrive at the lair and plan to attack, Akela and the cubs stand up to him. Akela and Cain then fight over Leah. Akela beats Cain and orders him to leave the cubs' lair. Shere Khan and the other cubs tell the two wolves that they can stay at their lair. Just then, Leah goes into labor and has 8 wolf puppies. As a reward for the cubs' kindess, Akela makes them the godfathers of his puppies.
|The Jungle Book|
Characters: Mowgli | Bagheera | Baloo | Colonel Hathi | King Louie | Kaa | Shere Khan | Raksha | Rama | Wolf cubs | Akela | Wolf Council | Winifred | Hathi, Jr. | Jungle Patrol | Bandar-log | Flunkey | The Vultures | Shanti | Shanti's mother | Ranjan | Ranjan's father | Messua | Lucky | Arthur and Cecil | The Croc
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