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Not to be confused with Rawk Hawk.
A Rawk
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)
Parent species Awk

Rawks[1] are a large variant of Awks. They appear in the Wii game, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and the Nintendo 3DS remake Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Their name comes from the bird, hawk. They have red feathers, and they usually frown. They also have purple talons and yellow feathers on their back. Rawks can be found in the Jungle world, the Ruins, and the Golden Temple (they can also be found in the Cloud world in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D). When a Rawk comes into contact with Donkey Kong, they will charge, attempting to take him out. Like Awks, they can also be defeated by being jumped on, or by utilizing any other attack method.


  1. Knight, Michael. Donkey Kong Country Returns Prima Official Game Guide. Page 24.