Real Name

Bobo of Boboland

First Appearance

Rinkitink in Oz (1916)

Created by

L. Frank Baum


Bilbil was a talking goat who served for a time as the companion and mount of King Rinkitink.

In appearance, Bilbil was an average goat. He was unusual in his verbal facility (people in Pingaree were amazed when they met him on Rinkitink's visit there, since that island has no talking animals) and in his irritable and irascible personality. He seemed extraordinarily strong for a goat; King Rinkitink is too corpulent to mount a horse, yet Bilbil carried the fat little monarch with ease.


As Prince Bobo of Boboland.

In time, it became clear that Bilbil the goat was actually an enchanted human being. He was Prince Bobo of Boboland, who had fallen victim to a wicked magician. Glinda, The Good Witch of the South and the Wizard of Oz were eventually able to disenchant Bilbil/Bobo and return him to his original human form, though with difficulty.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Rinkitink in Oz

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