But the jungle has an ominous feel; one wrong step and it will swallow you whole.
"It was the law of the jungle, especially for the big guys," Bean says of 1990s Russia .
A teen swings from the branches and scratches its back against the jungle floor.
Most threatening to Allie are the missionaries who travel through the jungle converting the natives.
Bibi was pregnant, and Louise delivered her baby, a boy named Christian, the same day in the jungle.
They built a palace for him on the top of the highest tree in the jungle.
"Number One has escaped into the jungle, Professor," he said.
Runners were sent into the jungle to procure the all-important macasla herb, and that night the mixture was prepared.
"I'd like to know how I'm going to get back through this jungle after dark," Charlie said.
The game slayer is not often seen, living as he does in the heart of the jungle and prowling mostly by night.
1776, from Hindi jangal "desert, forest, wasteland, uncultivated ground," from Sanskrit jangala-s "arid, sparsely grown with trees," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "land overgrown by vegetation in a wild, tangled mass" is first recorded 1849; meaning "place notoriously lawless and violent" is first recorded 1906, from Upton Sinclair's novel (cf. asphalt jungle, 1949, William R. Burnett's novel title, made into a film 1950 by John Huston; blackboard jungle, 1954, Evan Hunter's novel title, movie in 1955). Jungle gym was a trademark name, 1923, by Junglegym Inc., Chicago, U.S. Jungle bunny, derogatory for "black person," attested from 1966.