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Dr. Dolittle, ‘The Animal Whisperer of the Natural Realms’

“Unbelievable Adventures Await: Meet Dr. Dolittle, the Extraordinary Man Who Talks to Animals and Discovers a World of Wonder!”

Dr. Dolittle, 'The Animal Whisperer of the Natural Realms'
  • Alias: None known
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human
  • Occupation: Physician, Naturalist, Animal Communicator
  • Religion: Not explicitly mentioned in the original stories
  • Allies: Animals of all kinds, Polynesia (his parrot), Chee-Chee (his monkey), Tommy Stubbins (his assistant in some stories), various animals he encounters in his adventures
  • Enemies: Individuals who misunderstand or underestimate his abilities
  • Abode/Base of Operations: Puddleby-on-the-Marsh (his home), The Pushmi-Pullyu Circus (temporary during his voyages)
  • Nationality: British
  • Languages: English, various animal languages
  • Alignment: Neutral Good
  • Affiliation(s): The natural world, animals in need
  • Significant others: None mentioned in the original stories

Step into the enchanting world of Dr. Dolittle, where the extraordinary becomes everyday reality. A compassionate and gifted man, he traverses the realms of human and animal communication, unveiling the magic that binds all living beings.

Character Description: Dr. Dolittle’s demeanor exudes warmth and empathy. His eyes, a reflection of wisdom gained from his unique gift, twinkle with curiosity and understanding. His attire is humble, a testament to his devotion to creatures over material possessions. With a countenance that resonates with both scientific curiosity and boundless affection, he stands as a bridge between two worlds.

Driving Fear and Motivation: While fear may shy away from his heart, Dr. Dolittle carries the weight of animal suffering and miscommunication. His deepest concern is the plight of creatures who endure pain in silence, unable to convey their needs to their human counterparts. This fear ignites his unrelenting drive to break down the barriers between species, enabling him to heal and advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Unveiling the Why: Dr. Dolittle’s journey isn’t merely a quest for linguistic prowess but a pursuit of unity. His innate ability was sparked in childhood, where he discovered that animals had voices and stories that deserved to be heard. Over the years, this realization transformed into an unyielding mission – to build bridges of empathy, to elevate understanding, and to mend the rift between man and the natural world.

The Grand Ambition: Beyond mere linguistic curiosity, Dr. Dolittle’s aspiration lies in the harmony of existence. His quest isn’t just to converse with animals, but to ease their suffering, cure their ailments, and champion their rights. He yearns for a world where animals are not only understood but also respected, a place where empathy leads to stewardship, where communication births compassion.

In the pages of Dr. Dolittle’s chronicles, his tale unfolds as a tapestry woven with kindness, determination, and the boundless potential of human connection. His life’s journey beckons us to step beyond our own confines, inviting us to embrace the world’s diverse inhabitants and to embark on a quest of understanding that transcends language barriers, species, and time.

Dr. Dolittle

Medium humanoid (human), neutral good

Armor Class: 14 (natural armor) Hit Points: 90 (12d8 + 36) Speed: 30 ft.

10 (+0)14 (+2)16 (+3)16 (+3)18 (+4)16 (+3)

Saving Throws: WIS +7, CHA +6 Skills: Animal Handling +7, Medicine +7, Nature +7, Persuasion +6 Senses: Passive Perception 14 Languages: Common, Druidic, Speak with Animals CR 9


Animal Friend. Dr. Dolittle can use his action to magically communicate with animals within 60 feet of him. This communication allows him to understand and be understood by any beast.

Healing Touch. Dr. Dolittle can touch a creature and heal it for 2d8 + 3 hit points. This ability can be used three times per day.

Gentle Persuasion. Dr. Dolittle can use his action to make a Persuasion check contested by a creature’s Wisdom (Insight) check. If Dr. Dolittle wins the contest, the creature is charmed by him for 1 minute or until it takes damage.


Empathy with Animals.He can empathize with the emotions and needs of animals, granting advantage on Animal Handling checks.
Nature’s Guidance.He has advantage on Wisdom (Survival) checks to track creatures and find hidden animals.
Naturalist’s Wisdom.He can identify plants and animals with ease, even in unfamiliar environments.
Healer’s Knowledge.He is proficient with Medicine kits and can stabilize dying creatures with a touch.
Animal Healing.His Healing Touch ability can also cure diseases and neutralize poisons.


  • Naturalist’s robes
  • Herbalist’s kit
  • Animal communication talisman

Magic Items

  • Polynesia’s Parrot Feather: Dr. Dolittle’s parrot, Polynesia, left behind a magical feather that allows him to cast Speak with Animals at will.

Legendary Actions

Dr. Dolittle can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Dr. Dolittle regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.

  • Animal Aid. Dr. Dolittle can use a healing touch on a willing creature.
  • Animal Guidance. Dr. Dolittle can assist a friendly creature, granting them advantage on their next attack roll or ability check.
  • Persuasive Speech. Dr. Dolittle can use his Gentle Persuasion ability.

Lair Actions

In a naturalistic setting, Dr. Dolittle can take lair actions on initiative count 20 (losing initiative ties), causing one of the following effects:

  • Call of the Wild: Dr. Dolittle can summon nearby animals to aid him in combat. Animals arrive on the next available turn to join the battle.
  • Nature’s Ward: Dr. Dolittle can create an aura of calm that grants advantage on saving throws against fear or charm effects to friendly creatures within 30 feet.
  • Harmony of Healing: Dr. Dolittle can use his Healing Touch ability on all friendly creatures within 30 feet.

Currently in the World

Image on page 201 of File:The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Date 1922, Hugh Lofting (1886-1947), Dr Doolittle
Image on page 201 of File:The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle. Date 1922, Hugh Lofting (1886-1947)

Dr. Dolittle stands with an air of gentle contemplation, his kind eyes fixed on the horizon. A man of average height, his attire is practical and earth-toned, blending seamlessly with his surroundings. His coat, well-worn and functional, hints at his propensity for adventure. Thick-rimmed glasses perch on his nose, a testament to his dedication to observation and understanding.

In the midst of a lush garden, vibrant flowers sway in the breeze, their petals brushed by the golden rays of the setting sun. The peaceful melody of birdsong intermingles with the rustling of leaves, creating a harmonious symphony that envelops him. Beside him, a parrot named Polynesia perches, its feathers a burst of exotic colors.

Dr. Dolittle’s mood is one of tranquility and contentment, a reflection of his connection with the natural world. As he crouches down to inspect a caterpillar inching along a leaf, a soft smile tugs at the corners of his lips. The lines etched on his face tell stories of countless interactions with creatures, both great and small. Amidst this serene landscape, he is at home, a humble custodian of nature’s secrets, perpetually driven by a boundless curiosity and unwavering compassion.

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