Baby Kong

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This article is about the infant variant of Donkey Kong in the TV cartoon. For his infant counterpart in Yoshi's Island DS, see Baby Donkey Kong.
Baby Kong
Baby Kong Artwork.png
Baby Kong artwork from the Donkey Kong Country trading cards
Species Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong Country - "Ape Foo Young" (1998)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country - "Baby Kong Blues" (1998)
Latest portrayal Joy Tanner (1998)

Baby Kong is a younger version of Donkey Kong exclusive to the Donkey Kong Country TV series. He is portrayed as a stereotypical infant who pouts a lot. He also likes to say the catchphrase of his older self.


In "Ape Foo Young", Donkey Kong accidentally drinks Cranky's leftover youth serum, and he transforms into an infant. Candy later arrives at Donkey Kong's home, and she believes that he purposefully did not show up. Diddy lies to her that DK is caring for his toddler nephew. As an infant, the other characters nickname DK as "Baby Kong". Diddy later assigns Candy with the task of watching over Baby Kong; she is also unaware of Baby Kong's identity as DK. As she babysits Baby Kong, Candy develops a fondness for him.

Cranky is later puzzled at Baby Kong's appearance because he knows that Donkey Kong does not have a nephew. He almost identifies Baby Kong as DK from his features, but gets distracted and annoyed at him. The potion was eventually revealed to be temporary, and DK reverts to his normal self at the end of the episode.

Baby Kong inexplicably reappears as a separate character in "Baby Kong Blues". He under the care of Candy and Dixie. On a bet with them, Baby Kong is lost while being baby-sat by DK and Diddy. After he finds Baby Kong, King K. Rool attempts to raise him for an heir, but Donkey Kong eventually manages to convince him otherwise.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベイビーコング
Beibī Kongu
Baby Kong
French Bébé Kong Baby Kong