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Artwork of Benny Bear
Species Brothers Bear
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country 3 (GBA) (2005)

Benny is a member of the Brothers Bear who appears in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Benny operates one of the chairlifts in Razor Ridge, alongside his twin brother Björn.[1] Benny and Björn are named after the ABBA members and songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus respectively. Benny's dialogue during his initial meeting with the Kongs also references the ABBA song "Take a Chance on Me".

Benny has a minor role, more than the other Brothers Bear, as he does not have a problem requiring Dixie and Kiddy Kong's help to resolve, or is a key for solving a puzzle. He allows the Kongs to use his chairlift service at no cost, which the Kongs are required to use to cross over the lake and continue to the next level.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベニー


  • In a preview showcasing the Brothers Bear, Benny and Björn are shown talking in unison with a German accent,[2] though this does not happen in the game.


  1. ^ "These two identical twins run the ski lifts on the mountains." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble instruction booklet, pg. 20
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (UK) Issue #51, pg. 17