In the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, what is the law of the Jungle?

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In The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, the laws of the jungle are described by a poem, "The Laws of the Jungle," which describes the jungle laws as applicable to the wolves and as taught to their offspring.

The poem describes the laws of jungle as both rights and responsibilities of the wolves. Some of the examples are:

1) Wolves will not fight with Tiger, elephant, panther and bear.

2) When a wolf fights with another wolf from the pack, it shall do so alone and on its own.

3) The den is the private refuge of a wolf and not even the pack leader or council can enter without permission.

4) Kill for food, not for pleasure, and never kill a man.

5) A wolf's kill is its own food and the pack may not touch it without permission.

6) The word of Head Wolf is law.

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