Baloo is an easygoing and fun-loving sloth bear who shirks responsibility. He was sent by the High Council to watch over and guide Mowgli to the human village, where he can be protected from Shere Khan. After his time protecting Mowgli, he returned to the Animal Kingdom, where he works as a pilot-for-hire. In addition to taking jobs for cash, he serves as a transporter for the High Council, shuttling agents and magical artifacts around the world to keep them from being found by the Friends. The Friends would love to stop him, but none of this world's villains (including former client Shere Khan and his minion, Don Karnage) have been deemed suitable.