Today is the day Bambi is born. His other name he is known by is "The Great Prince." He is small and fragile, and he struggles walking for the first few minutes after being born.
The wise owl whom the call "Friend Owl" is the very first to know about the young prince being born. He sees from his tree after waking up from a nap. His eyes open wide and he flies off to spread the word with joy.
Friend Owl goes and tells all the creatures throughout the woods. He tells the Momma bear and her two cubs about the great prince. After telling them, he rushes off to tell more creatures.
He tells all the critters in the field that are playing. The mice, rabbits, raccoons and many more. This is where Thumper the energetic and eager rabbit is first seen. Thumper becomes Bambi's good friend from the moment they meet.
Lastly, he tells all the critters that are in the small river. He yells, "The Great Prince has been born!" He then hurrys off to go and see Bambi himself.
After Friend Owl alerted all the animals of the forest that the great prince has been born, they all ran, leaped, scurryed and flew to where his mother was standing with him, protecting Bambi as all the friendly animals gathered around looking at their soon to be "Great Prince of the woods."