|“||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 Akila's decision to banish Mowgli|
Rama is Mowgli's wolf father and a supporting character from 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. Due to his short appearance, his personality is not well developed. However, he treats Mowgli as his own adopted son, and cares deeply for the boy's safety.
As narrated by Bagheera, the newborn Mowgli is taken to Rama and his mate in the hopes that they would care for the baby. While Raksha is immediately enamored, and Rama accepts the boy, helping her to raise him for 10 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 decide to send Mowgli away, as even the pack would not be strong enough to face Shere Khan.
Rama argues in Mowgli's favor, stating that the boy is like his own son and thus; is entitled to the pack's protection. Rama also states Mowgli would likely not survive alone in the jungle. However, Bagheera volunteers to take Mowgli a Man-village he knows of. Rama watches as Bagheera heads off.
- 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.
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