Donkey Kong Jr.

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For the game Donkey Kong Jr., see Donkey Kong Jr. (game).
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Donkey Kong Jr. as he appeared in Mario Tennis 64.

Residence Donkey Kong Island
Family Donkey Kong Sr. (father),
Donkey Kong III (implied son)
Species Kong
Affiliates The Kong Family
Enemies Mario
Games Donkey Kong Jr.
Super Mario Kart
Mario's Tennis
Mario Tennis 64

Donkey Kong Jr. is known to be Donkey Kong Sr.'s son. His first appearance was in the game Donkey Kong Jr., though hasn't been seen in many other games since.


Donkey Kong Jr.[edit]

In Nintendo's sequel to the popular Donkey Kong arcade game, Donkey Kong is kidnapped and it is up to Donkey Kong Jr. to save him. DK Jr. climbs ropes and avoid Snappers to reach the top of the area and get to his dad's cage, which is guarded by Mario.

Donkey Kong Jr. Math[edit]

The pink DK Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr. had an educational-game spin off, featuring him, Donkey Kong as the host, and a pink Donkey Kong Jr. character acting as Player 2. In this game, DK Jr. must solve various math problems by using the ropes and vines to get to the number(s) that satisfy the math problem given.

The characters also returned in Donkey Kong Jr. + Jr. Math Lesson, which was both of the games on one cartridge.

Super Mario Kart[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. has appeared in Super Mario Kart for the Super NES as a playable character. He is one of the heaviest characters in the game along with Bowser.

Mario Tennis[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. also appeared in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64 as a unlockable character. He is considered a power character along with Donkey Kong, Wario, and Bowser. He also appeared in Mario's Tennis, game for Virtual Boy.


  • An idea for Donkey Kong Country that was scrapped was for Diddy Kong to be an updated version of Donkey Kong Jr.
  • It was once hinted in Donkey Kong 64 that Cranky Kong was Donkey Kong Sr. in his younger years.