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For the candy, see Jujube (confectionery).

The Jubjub bird is a dangerous creature mentioned in Lewis Carroll's nonsense poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark.

- In Jabberwocky the only detail given about the bird is that the protagonist should "beware" it. In The Hunting of the Snark however the creature is described in much greater depth. It is found in a narrow, dark, depressing and isolated valley. Its voice, when heard is described "a scream, shrill and high" like a pencil squeaking on a slate, and significantly scares those who hear it, including the Beaver who "turned pale" from end to tip. Its character traits include that it is "desperate" and "lives in perpetual passion," it knows any friend it has met once before and will not look at a bribe.

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

It appears in the 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland as a giant black vulture-like bird with a red head, long yellow beak and a purple tongue. It is first seen when it captures both Tweedledum and Tweedledee while trying to escape with Alice. It is not seen again until the Red Queen releases the Jubjub Bird onto a rebellious crowd. During the final battle, after the Hatter's interference the Jubjub bird joins to fight for the Red Queen, only to later have its head crushed by a giant boulder from a catapult.

other appearances

In the computer game WarBreeds, a reptilian version of the Jubjub is the flying unit of the Tanu race.