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The Mowgli Story

The Jungle Book story is a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. The Mowgli story is about a young boy wandering in a Jungle. The wolf family adopted the young boy and named him Mowgli. Mowgli’s village is attacked by the brutal tiger Sher Khan and he gets somewhere lost in the trouble and runs into the jungle. There, the Mowgli met the wise bear “Baloo”, the black panther “Bagheera”, and the rest of his animal friends and they had adventure after adventure. In the end, Mowgli observed humans but he decided to stay away from them and live with Baloo, Baghera, and the rest of his animal friends in the Jungle.

Mowgli the jungle book

The Jungle Book- Mowgli Story

The Jungle Book - Mowgli Story 

The Jungle Book Mowgli story is a story of a young boy who has been raised by wolves in the Jungle, since his childhood. The wolf family raised the baby as their own. The young boy Mowgli learned to take care of himself in the jungle, but his friend the black panther “Bagheera” was always nearby.  He was always prepared to protect the young boy, Mowgli. The Mowgli became part of the wolf pack, and Baloo, the old bear, and Bagheera, the black panther, taught him the law of the jungle. Mowgli’s most dangerous enemy in the jungle was Sher Khan. He was the man-eating tiger in the jungle and wanted to kill the man-cub “Mowgli” before he had a chance to become a man living in the jungle.

The leader of the wolves said there is only one way to protect Mowgli from Sher Khan is to take him to the man’s jungle. Bagheera agreed to take Mowgli to the man’s jungle. But, when Mowgli heard this, he started crying. He said, “No! I want to stay in the jungle”. He did not listen to Bagheera and ran into the jungle. But, Mowgli was not alone in the jungle for long. Within days, he met with a jungle bear named Baloo. After a while, both Mowgli and Baloo went swimming in the river. 

One day, a monkey took Mowgli to the prisoner who lived in an abandoned city in the Jungle. Both Baloo and Bagheera get help from the Kaa, the Python and rescue him.  As the Mowgli got older he was in great danger from Sher Khan. The one thing that Sher Khan was afraid of in the Jungle was a fire.  So, the Mowgli decided to go to a nearby village and decided to steal a pot with a fire in it. Mowgli used fire to fight with Sher Khan. He knew that he would have to kill Sher Khan to be safe in the Jungle. 

As Mowgli gets older, the other animals in the jungle realise that he can’t live with them in the Jungle as a grown man. Mowgli decided to return to the village where he was adopted by a family. But Sher Khan found him. This time, Mowgli killed Sher Khan. But, the villagers were afraid of Mowgli, so they chased him away and he returned to live in the Jungle.

Moral of the Story: Jungle Book 

The most important life lesson taught by the story “Jungle Book” is not to be a coward. Instead, we need to confidently face our fears and triumph over them. This is shown beautifully in the story of how bravely and confidently  Mowgli faces the Tiger - Sher Khan. Also, the story teaches how to lead a simple and happy life.


In the Jungle Book story, a human child raised by wolves must face off against a threatened tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins. The story follows the raising of a human child named Mowgli by a pack of wolves in the forest.

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FAQs on The Jungle Book - Mowgli Story For Kids

1. What are the laws of the jungle in the Jungle Book story?

The laws of the jungle in the Jungle Book story are to wash from nose tip to tail tip, drink deeply, but never too deep. Also, the night is for hunting, and the day is for sleep.

2. What is the real story of Jungle Book?

The story Jungle book is based on a real person, a real man-cub named Mowgli. The story was written by Rudyard Kipling in 1894. The story follows the journey of a Mowgli, who grew up among wolves without having any contact with humans.