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Animal Buddies are different types of creatures that aid Donkey Kong and his friends on many of their adventures against the Kremling Krew and other villains. They are found in Animal Crates.

Animal buddies

Donkey Kong Country

  • Rambi the Rhinoceros' crate
  • Diddy Kong riding Rambi
  • Enguade the Swordfish's crate
  • An Enguarde token
  • Squawks the Parrot's crate
  • Squawks with a lantern
  • Ellie the Elephant's crate
  • Ellie the Elephant in Dixie's Photo Album

New

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

New

Returning

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

New

Returning

Donkey Kong 64

New

Returning

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

Beta Animal Buddies

Possible Animal Buddies

Though these animals have never been confirmed as Animal Buddies they have nonetheless been helpful in their appearances.

Trivia

  • On August 10, 2018 Gregg Mayles tweeted a early naming sheet of when Donkey Kong Country was originally going to be called Monkey Mayhem on it shows that Expresso could've been a emu instead a ostrich and two other animal buddies that are marked out, they were: Hooter the Owl and Miney the Mole.[1]
    • Not mentioned why the two animal buddies got dumped, but for Hooter it possibly to avoid copyright from the restaurant establishment called Hooters for their logo is a owl. For right beside the dumped animal buddy name have this: "(Hope we can use this one!)".

References

  1. https://twitter.com/Ghoulyboy/status/1027946702270021638