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The Jungle Patrol (sometimes referred as The Dawn Patrol by Bagheera) is the name for a herd of elephants led by Colonel Hathi. They appear in Disney's 1967 film The Jungle Book and its sequel.

Background

The jungle patrol is run similarly to a military unit, with Colonel Hathi as commanding office. The herd consists mostly of male elephants, along with Hathi's wife, Winifred, and his young son Hathi, Jr. One nameless elephant, distinguished by his military-style haircut, appears to be Hathi's 2nd-in-command, as Hathi addresses the elephant as Lieutenant and plans strategy with him. Another elephant, the "slob elephant", is a very unintelligent and sloppy elephant who is constantly chewing leaves in his mouth even when he's not supposed to.

As the name implies, the Jungle Patrol's main duties involve cross-country marches led by Hathi, with occasional stops for drill practices and inspections. The herd is extremely noisy during these drills and marches and can be seen trampling trees and brush in their path. The Patrol's theme song is Colonel Hathi's March, which is heard during their appearances in the first film.

Appearances

The Jungle Book

The herd is on one of their marches when they first meet Mowgli. Several members quietly express their dislike for the constant marching and make comments when Hathi begins recounting a war story. After attempting to leave, the group ends up in a large pile, due to Hathi forgetting to tell the herd to halt.

In their second appearance in the first film, the entire herd is forcibly volunteered to take part in a search party to find Mowgli. One elephant addressed as the Bugler, is instructed to sound his trumpet when Mowgli is spotted. Then, he approaches his Lieutenant and begins planning strategy, which seems to revolve around the element of surprise. However, the herd's plans are overheard by Shere Khan, who realizes that Mowgli is alone. The Jungle Patrol is not seen after this point.

The Jungle Book 2

The Jungle Patrol play a minor role in the sequel. They are enlisted in aiding Bagheera in his mission to stop Baloo from entering the Man Village to see Mowgli. The team later make an appearance in the middle of the film going into hiding as they learn man is in the jungle searching for Mowgli.

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Trivia

  • The elephants are similar to the same elephants seen in the classic short Goliath II. This is especially noticeable when they all crash into each other.
  • Other than Winifred, there appear to be no females in the Jungle Patrol and apart from Hathi, Jr., there appear to be no children. This seems ironic as the army is not a place for children to be.
  • Also, in real life, most elephant herds are led by females instead of males (a similar treatment also occurs in Goliath II, the only time a herd of elephants was correctly shown being led by a female was in Dumbo). But Winifred threatened Hathi to take over much of his reaction.


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Media
Animated Films: The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book 2Video

Live Action Films: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book: Mowgli's StoryThe Jungle BookThe Jungle Book 2
TV Series: Jungle Cubs
Video Games: The Jungle BookThe Jungle Book Groove PartyThe Jungle Book: Mowgli's Wild AdventureThe Jungle Book: Mowgli's Run
Music: SoundtrackMore Jungle Book... Further Adventures of Baloo and Mowgli
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookThe Strength of the Wolf is the PackMowgli's Rainy Day

Disney Parks
Animated film: Disney's Explorers LodgeDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldRhythm of the Jungle

Live action: The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic
Entertainment: AnimagiqueDisney's BelieveDisney's WishesDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicDisney Movie MagicFantasmic!It's Party Time... with Mickey and FriendsJourney into the Jungle BookLa Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale DisneyMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookOne Man's DreamOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!
Restaurants: Colonel Hathi's Pizza Outpost
Shops: Adventureland Bazaar
Parade: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Soundsational ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverHappily Ever AfterTree of Life Awakens
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes

Characters
Original: MowgliBalooBagheeraKing LouieShere KhanKaaColonel HathiWinifredHathi, Jr.Buzzie, Flaps, Ziggy, and DizzyAkelaRamaShantiRakshaWolf PupsWolf CouncilJungle PatrolFlunkeyBandar-log

Deleted characters: Rocky the RhinoBuldeoTabaqui
Sequel: RanjanRanjan's fatherMessuaShanti's motherLucky
Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book: Grey BrotherNathooKitty BrydonColonel Geoffrey BrydonSergeant ClaibourneDr. Julius PlumfordWilliam BooneSergeant HarleyBuldeoTabaquiLt. John WilkinsIndian BanditsAlice, Rose, and Margaret
Jungle Cubs: Arthur and CecilThe CrocMahraBenny and ClydeNed, Jed & FredMungoLeahCainRed DogsWinifred's UncleMcCoyDictator TurtleWhitehood
House of Mouse: King Larry

Locations
JungleAncient RuinsMan VillageIndiaAsia
Episodes
Season One: "A Night in the Wasteland" • "How the Panther Lost His Roar / The Humans Must Be Crazy" • "Hathi Meets His Match / Buffaloed" • "Mondo Mungo / Bare Necessities" • "Who Wants to Be a Baboon?" • "Red Dogs" • "The Great Kaadini" • "Hulla Baloo / Shere Bliss" • "Treasure of the Middle Jungle" • "Feather Brains / Benny & Clyde" • "Splendor in the Mud" • "Trouble in the Jungle / Fool Me Once..." • "The Coming of the Wolves"

Season Two: "The Ape Who Would Be King" • "Trunks for the Memories / Kasaba Ball" • "Hathi's Makeover / Curse of the Magnificent Melon" • "The Five Bananas / Birthday Snake" • "Old Green Teeth / The Elephant Who Couldn't Say No" • "Hair Ball / A Tail of Two Tails" • "Waiting for Baloo / Tree for Two" • "Nice Tiger / Sleepless in the Jungle"

Songs
Original: "Colonel Hathi's March" • "The Bare Necessities" • "I Wanna Be Like You" • "Trust in Me" • "That's What Friends are For" • "My Own Home"

Deleted songs: "Brothers All" • "The Song of the Seeonee" • "Monkey See, Monkey Do" • "I Knew I Belonged to Her" • "In A Day's Work" • "The Mighty Hunters"
More Jungle Book: "Baloo's Blues" • "Jungle Fever" • "If You Wanna See Some Strange Behavior (Take a Look at Man)" • "It's a Kick"
Jungle Cubs: "Take Your Sweet, Sweet Time" • "Jungle Cub Love" • "Everything's Gonna Be Right with the World"
The Jungle Book Groove Party: "The Jungle's No Place for a Boy" • "Join the Ranks" • "Go Bananas in the Coconut Tree" • "A Mood for Food" • "We Are the Vultures" • "Run" • "A Brand New Day"
Sequel: "The Jungle Rhythm" • "W-I-L-D" • "Right Where I Belong"

See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: The Bare NecessitiesWho Framed Roger RabbitTaleSpinHouse of MouseDisney's Jungle Boogie