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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)
Mini Elephant Cannon
Notable members
Turret Tusk
Grave Tusk
Torch Tusk
Double Tusk

Tusks[1] (also known as Elephant Cannons)[2] 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 encounters as bosses. The final Tusk consists of two Tusks.

A regular enemy is part of the Tusk species, the Mini Elephant Cannons.



Sprites and models[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イウゾウたち[3]
Iu Zō-tachi
Call Elephants
Italian Robofante Robo-elephant


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


  1. ^ Nintendo UK NEW PLAY CONTROL! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat official webpage
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat internal filename (ObjectData/ElephantCannon.arc)
  3. ^ Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Shogakukan book. Page 10.