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Donkey Kong prepares to fight a Tusk
Donkey Kong prepares to battle a Tusk
First appearance Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2004)
Latest appearance New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008)
Notable members

Tusks[1] are a species of robotic, elephant-like creatures encountered in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. They are either made out of stone, wood or metal and possess various weaponry such as cannonballs and lasers. There are five Tusks whom Donkey Kong fights as bosses, in order of: Turret Tusk of the Apple Kingdom; Grave Tusk of the Grape Kingdom; Torch Tusk of the Peach Kingdom; and Double Tusk, a pair of two Tusks encountered in the Chili Pepper Kingdom. A regular enemy is part of the Tusk species, the Mini Elephant Cannons. According to Turret Tusk's trophy description in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the Tusk species are known for their lack of intelligence.



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Game File Name Meaning

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat ObjectData/ElephantCannon.arc ElephantCannon Elephant Cannon

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イウゾウたち[2]
Iu Zō-tachi
Call Elephants

Italian Robofante


  • The sound effect used for Tusks adjusting their firing angle is reused in Super Mario Galaxy for various mechanical entities.