If you're looking for the article on the Donkey Kong Jr. that appeared in the sequel for the original Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., see Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong
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Full Name Donkey Kong Jr.
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country
Species Kong
Affiliation(s) Kongs
Latest Appearance Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Donkey Kong (or sometimes known as Donkey Kong Jr.) is the son of the original Donkey Kong, (Cranky Kong) and main protagonist of the Donkey Kong series of games, although in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, he's the one that has to be rescued--rather then being the main character, he's just an asset to the story. He also appears in various Mario sports and Mario Kart titles, also being a playable character in the sequel to Mario and Sonic's crossover, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, as well as sharing a series (Mario vs. Donkey Kong) with Mario, though they usually just appear to be friendly rivals.