The Bandar Log are minor antagonists in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. They are a group of monkeys that do not follow the Law of the Jungle, have no leader, and are considered outcasts of the Jungle and they only fear the python Kaa.
In the Book
The Bandar Log only appear in the book Kaa's Hunting. It was revealed that Mowgli had been playing the Bandar Log and was told not to by Bagheera and Baloo. However, shortly afterwards, Mowgli is abducted by the Bandar Log. The Bandar Log then take their prisoner to their hideout, the Cold Lairs. After a long battle with Bagheera and Baloo, they are hypnotized and defeated by Kaa.
- The Bandar Log appeared in the 1967 Disney adaptation of the book, and are far less sinister, their leader is King Louie the Orangutan. However, in the 2003 sequel, they are reformed and have turned the Cold Lairs into a nightclub with Baloo's help.
- The Bandar Log appeared in the 1994 live-action adaptation, where they are still less sinister, as they rule a temple under the leader King Louie, who summons Kaa to kill intruders trying to steal the temple's treasure.
- They appeared in the 2016 live-action adaptation, where they are shown to be sinister similar to their leader King Louie, as they want to use the power of the "Red Flower" (or fire) so that King Louie will become as powerful as Man. To that point, they kidnap Mowgli in order for Louie to goad him into giving out the secret of the Red Flower. However, Mowgli escapes and tricks Louie into crumbling down the temple, and the Bandar Log is last seen trying to remove the rubble to save their leader.