|“||But... But... The man-cub... He is like my own son. Surely he's entitled to the protection of the pack||„|
|~ Rama's failed protest against Akela's decision to banish Mowgli|
Rama is Mowgli's adoptive father and a supporting character in Disney's 1967 film The Jungle Book.
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 pups. Likewise, he is the adopted father of Mowgli. He is at first resistant to adopting a Man-Cub, but in the end decides to do it. When Mowgli has to leave ten years later, Rama is reluctant, but eventually decides it is best for Mowgli.
- Rama is absent from The Jungle Book's 2016 remake. Instead, his role of being Raksha's mate and Mowgli's adoptive father is taken by Akela.
- Rama is named after a water buffalo from the original Jungle Book novel, who served in running over Shere Khan.