|Other names||Baloo von Bruinwald XIII, Baloo Bear|
|Personality||Benevolent, adventurous, lazy, outgoing, optimistic, violent (sometimes), overemotional (sometimes), nice, bad-tempered (sometimes), relaxed, understanding, immature, noble, well-mannered, affectionate, lovable, daring, envious (sometimes), impatient (sometimes), ill-mannered (sometimes), irascible (sometimes), brainy, empathetic, active, rebellious|
|Occupation||Pilot in Higher for Hire|
|Friends||Kit Cloudkicker, Louie, Buzz, Wildcat, Rebecca Cunningham, Molly Cunningham, Rick Sky, Joe McGee|
|Enemies||Don Karnage, Shere Khan, Ace London, Ivanod Spigot, Trader Moe, Owl Capone, Thaddeus E. Klang, Douglas Benson, William Stansbury|
|Quote||Oh no gone with the wind again|
Baloo von Bruinwald XIII is the hotshot pilot of the Sea Duck. He is the lead character of the show (presumably due to being the most popular character in "The Jungle Book"). Originally voiced by the late Phil Harris in the film The Jungle Book, he is voiced by the late Ed Gilbert on this show.
Although lazy, slobbish, unreliable and always broke, as bears often are, Baloo is also an excellent pilot capable of the most daring maneuvers in the air (and the courage to do them) and can selflessly come to the aid of those in need of help. He also has a penchant for getting into schemes that require him to dress up in drag to suit the situation, such as when he becomes Rebecca's "female" co-pilot Tan-Margaret.
It was revealed that Baloo comes from a prominent noble family, (being Baloo, Baron von Bruinwald XIII) though he himself had been initially unaware; raising the possibility that he was adopted. He inherited 500 million dollars in the form of an extravagant estate, which was taken from him to settle the matter of his family's impressively long history of owing back taxes, thus restoring the status quo. Baloo only once mentioned any family, in reference to a gramophone record that had belonged to his father.
It is also revealed in the episode "Vowel Play" that his poor spelling has been since third grade, and his teacher said he'd be sorry for it.
- He also calls his young navigator, Kit Cloudkicker, "Li'l Britches", just like he did to Mowgli in the Disney film "The Jungle Book".
- He has a habit of treating the Sea Duck like a living-thing, sometimes he even kisses it.
- Baloo is seen completely naked in the episode "Vowel Play" except for his hat.
- Disney originally tried to get Phil Harris to portray Baloo's voice again for the TV series, but by then Harris's voice had changed too much with age, making him unsuitable for the part.
- Baloo is the only character who was never absent from an episode.