The Kong Family (also known as the Kong Klan and the DK Crew) is the name of all of Donkey Kong's family and friends. Though they share the same last name not all of them are related to one another but instead the name is a sign of their union as a species, tribe and/or clan. Thus membership appears to be earned. They are always at odds with the evil Kremling Krew who are always attempting to steal their Banana Hoard or kidnap them. In some games they are playable or supporting characters.
 List of members of the Kong Family
- Candy Kong - Donkey Kong's rumored girlfriend.
- Chunky Kong - Kiddy Kong's brother, Dixie and Tiny Kong's cousin
- Cranky Kong - Donkey Kong's father, Wrinkly Kong's husband and eldest of the Kongs. He is the original "Donkey Kong" from the 1981 Arcade game of the same name.
- Diddy Kong - Donkey Kong's nephew.
- Dixie Kong - Tiny Kong's sister, Kiddy, Chunky Kong's cousin, and Diddy Kong's girlfriend
- Donkey Kong - Cranky and Wrinkly Kong's son, Diddy Kong's uncle and best friend, Candy Kong's rumored boyfriend and ruler of Kongo Island.
- Donkey Kong Jr. -Implied to be the current Donkey Kong
- Funky Kong - Family friend of the Kongs
- Kiddy Kong - Chunky Kong's brother, Dixie and Tiny Kong's cousin
- Lanky Kong - Relation unknown, described by Cranky as "a twisted twig on a distant branch of the family tree".
- Swanky Kong - Direct relation unknown
- Tiny Kong - Dixie Kong's sister, Kiddy and Chunky Kong's cousin
- Wrinkly Kong - Donkey Kong's mother, Cranky Kong's wife
 Former Members
The villainous Manky Kongs used to be members of the Kong Family, but were kicked out of the family for being too mischievous. As a result, they are also described as "Kong reject orangutans". They are drastically different in appearance from the Kongs. Another species of evil primates known as Minkeys may or may not be former members of the Kong Family.