As an adult, Bambi has darker brown fur, a slightly muscular frame, and black antlers with two points. The wheat stripe on his neck and underbelly now stops.
Bambi is the title character in Felix Salten's 1923 novel Bambi, a Life in the Woods and its in the gap between the death of his mother and when he was next shown as a young adult, Bambi finds himself faced with a number of challenges.
Thumper is a fictional rabbit character from Disney's animated films Bambi and Bambi II. He is known and named for his habit of thumping his left hind foot. The young adult version of Thumper also appears at the Walt Disney Parks.
The close parallel between the fawn's becoming a stag and a child's becoming an adult gives the book its moral overtone. The character Bambi.