Rama is a member of a wolf pack that Bagheera was familiar with. At the beginning of the film, he and his mate, Raksha had recently had a litter of cubs. Due to his short appearance, his personality is not well developed. However, he treats Mowgli as his own cub, and cares deeply for the boy's safety.
Role in the film
As narrated by Bagheera, the newborn Mowgli was taken to Rama and his mate in the hopes that they would care for the baby. While Raksha was immediately enamored, Rama took slightly longer, but accepted the boy and helped Raksha raise him for ten years.
When Shere Khan returns to the wolves' part of the jungle, Rama is present at a meeting meant to determine Mowgli's future. As Shere Khan has sworn to kill Mowgli and all who protected him, the wolf pack elders decided to send Mowgli away, as the pack was not strong enough to face Shere Khan.
Rama argued in Mowgli's favor, stating that the boy was like his own son and thus was entitled to the pack's protection. In addition, Rama stated, Mowgli would likely not survive alone in the jungle. However, Bagheera interrupted the meeting, and volunteered to take Mowgli a man-village, he knew of. Rama doesn't appear for the rest of the film after this.
- In the book, Rama was a name of a water buffalo and this character's name was just "Father Wolf".
|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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