Babar the Elephant is a fictional character who first appeared in 1931 in the French children's book Histoire de Babar by
 Jean de Brunhoff

The book is based on a tale that Brunhoff's wife, Cecile, had invented for their children It tells of a young elephant Babar whose mother is killed by a hunter. Babar escapes, and in the process leaves the jungle, visits a big city, and returns to
bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants.
Just as he returns to his community of elephants, their king dies from eating a bad mushroom. Because of his travels and civilization, Babar is appointed
king of the elephant kingdom. He marries his cousin, and they subsequently have children and teach them valuable lessons.
The book series show the successful civilization of someone by the Western World.