Mini Animal Token
Mini Animal Tokens are a variety of Animal Tokens from Donkey Kong Country. They exist only in secret areas, and each one-hundred that are collected by an Animal Friend can be redeemed for an extra life. Mini Animal Tokens come in the shape of whichever Animal Friend is collecting them (either Rambi, Expresso, Enguarde or Winky).
Once Donkey or Diddy Kong collects three standard Animal Tokens of the same Animal Friend, they will be warped to a secret area, where they will have control over the represented Animal Friend. In these bonus areas, which are unique to each Animal Friend, the Animal Friend must race to collect as many Mini Animal Tokens as possible before the ninety-nine second Time Limit expires. Although it is impossible to collect every Mini Animal Token, the Animal Friend must attempt to find a path that will earn them a substantial amount of Mini Animal Tokens.
Although every one-hundred Mini Animal Tokens will yield an extra life, any excess ones that an Animal Friend has left over at the end of the round will be lost, and will not reappear.