● Pinduli — a clever hyena whose Mama Hyena has helped her learn to be confident and happy until some unkind animals bully her and make her feel bad about herself.
● A Dog, a Lion and a Zebra (as well as other animals who mistreat others so they will feel better about themselves.
● Verdi – a young and energetic python snake who doesn’t want to grow old and turn green like the older snakes in the forest even though his Mama Snake tells him he will.
● Umbles, Aggie, Ribbons and Dozer — a group of grumpy, older pythons who tell Verdi to grow up, making Verdi all the more certain that he wants to stay young and golden.
● Two Golden Snakes — who think Verdi is old and boring like all the other green
● Stellaluna — a sweet and somewhat shy fruit bat who gets separated from Mama Bat and is taken in by a family of birds in the forest.
● Pip, Flitter, Flap and their Mama Bird — a family of birds who allow Stellaluna to join their family, provided she acts like a bird and not a bat.
● Other Forest Animals