Father Wolf and mother Wolf - Good, wise, caring parents Mowgli. It was they who saved him from death when he was a baby: they did not give him up to the tiger Shere Khan. They interceded in Council for the human cub, promising to take it into the family and raise it as their own child. The mother wolf in her youth was called a " demon” for her sharp character and ability to fight “to the death”. It is feared and respected even more than the wolf-father. The wolves raised Mowgli, taught him the laws of the jungle, and love and protect him. They believe that one day he will repay the debt and save the animals, because man is stronger and smarter than all of them.
Mowgli, a human cub, is about a year or two old at the beginning of the story. Parents, fleeing from the tiger, left the child in the jungle, considering it dead. Thanks to the decision of the wolves and their care, he survived, found a family, and learned to live in the wild. Smart, brave, clever, kind. In gratitude for his care, he helps the inhabitants of the jungle to get out of difficult situations. Often removes sharp splinters (they cause excruciating pain to helpless animals) from the paws of cubs and adult wolves, such work is only possible for a person. He is loved and considered a brother by all the forest inhabitants. Human nature takes over, Mowgli's soul yearns for people, everyone understands that parting is inevitable.
Akela-the Leader of the wolf pack, an old wolf. During his reign, no one was left hungry or injured, the wolves did not fall into traps, traps, did not die. He is just, kind, and generous.
Baloo-an Old bear who lives in the jungle, raises and trains cubs. Clumsy, lazy, strict, smart. He takes care of Mowgli tenderly and patiently, and sometimes slaps him with his big paw. Not knowing how to calculate the force, he worries that he hit it painfully. Understands the superiority of man over animals.
Bagheera-Smart, sly, kind, fair, calculating Panther. Born and raised in captivity, one day instinct took over and she broke free. Bagheera is considered by all in the jungle, it inspires fear and respect. At the Council, she paid a ransom (a Buffalo carcass) for Mowgli to be left in the pack. Teaches and warns the human cub of danger. Can calculate events one step ahead
Sher-Khan - hunt and build a fire in the jungle due to the violation of boundaries. Because of him, Mowgli loses his parents: Shere Khan attacked them – the people ran away, thinking the child was dead. Tries to drive Mowgli out of the pack and kill him. Looking for a suitable case.
Kaa-Mountain boa, the oldest and wisest representative of the jungle. Always on the side of the truth, sometimes acting impulsively. Charismatic and respected among the inhabitants of the jungle.