Shere Khan (Bengal tiger); sher (Hindi: शेर, pronounced [ˈʃeːr]) is a word for "lion" in Hindi A man-eating Bengal tiger who is the main villain and Mowgli's enemy who sees himself as the rightful lord of the jungle.
Chil (in earlier editions called Rann) (kite); "cheel" means kite in Hindi
Ikki (in earlier editions called Sahi < Hindi [ Devanagari] ]: साही) (porcupine)
Tha (Elephant) The first of the elephants according to Hathi
Thuu (aka White Hood) (Cobra) A blind albino Cobra. Mowgli gives him the derisory epithet "Thuu" (allegedly meaning "it has dried" referring to the poison in Thuu's fangs) upon discovering that the supposedly deadly cobra's fangs are in fact withered and dried up from age and disuse. Protector of ancient treasures
Grey Brother (Indian wolf); the oldest of Father Wolf and Raksha's cubs
Messua; wife of the richest man of the human village, who decides to adopt the wild Mowgli, believing (probably mistakenly) that he is their long-lost son Nathoo
Messua's husband; the richest man of the village; his name is not given
Nathoo; the long-lost son of Messua and her husband, who has been snatched by a tiger (arguably, Shere Khan)
Buldeo (village hunter) from the Hindi or Sanskrit Baladeva, which means "powerful lord"; the elderly (or at least middle-aged) chief hunter of Messua's village. Buldeo is boastful and arrogant, and is furious when Mowgli, who knows what the jungle is really like, contradicts some of Buldeo's more fanciful stories about the jungle.
Kamya: one of the village boys who herd buffalo along with Mowgli. In contrast to Messua's husband, he has a name but no description.
In Hindi, Bandar means 'monkey' and log means 'people'. The Bandar-log feature most prominently in the story "Kaa's Hunting", where their scatterbrained anarchy causes them to be treated as pariahs by the rest of the jungle.
Shanti the Human Girl (Named Shanti only in the 2nd movie)
Buzzy, Dizzy, Flaps, and Ziggy the Vultures - Four vultures who closely resemble the Beatles because of their shaggy moptop haircuts and Liverpool accents. Ziggy resembles John Lennon, Flaps resembles Paul McCartney, Dizzy resembles George Harrison, and Buzzy resembles Ringo Starr. Their song "That's What Friends Are For" was sing in the style of a barbershop quartet instead of a Beatles song. Disney was originally going to get the band to voice them, but John Lennon refused.
Rocky the Rhino (deleted character) - Rocky was originally going to be a friend of the Vultures', but Disney cut him out.