Shaoshao are panda enemies that appear in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, appearing in two stages late into the game: Grim Volcano and Asteroid Belt. They have ballerina-like movements, such as when they first appear on the screen, and pirouetting when they are moving toward Donkey Kong. They can also jump across the screen. If Donkey Kong is nearby, they attack by slashing their claws at him. Shaoshao's primary form of attack is their own version of the Sound Wave Attack, which can be deflected with Donkey Kong's; doing this stuns them and sends them into the air. If the player can reach them before the stun wears off, Donkey Kong confronts the Shaoshao similar to a Goal Mondo, though the Shaoshao is falling down the screen and must be punched once when it lines up with Donkey Kong's punch to defeat it. Defeating a Shaoshao gives eight bananas.
In New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Shaoshao is retextured to be a blue bear rather than a panda. However, the formerly-white areas are still distinct from the rest of the fur if examined closely.