The Animal Barrel is a type of barrel that first appeared in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Whenever the player jumps into one of these, they will transform into certain a type of Animal Buddy. There is a picture with an Animal Buddy on it, depending on which Animal Buddy the Kongs shall turn into. The Kongs turn back to their old selves once they've passed a No Animal Sign.
When in the barrel, a Kong can use the Animal Buddy to get a DK Barrel to help the other Kong and gain an extra hit point.
List of Animal Barrels
- Ellie Barrel – Ellie the Elephant
- Enguarde Barrel – Enguarde the Swordfish
- Rambi Barrel – Rambi the Rhinoceros
- Rattly Barrel – Rattly the Rattlesnake
- Squawks Barrel – Squawks the Parrot
- Squitter Barrel – Squitter the Spider
|Transportation||Cannon • Biplane • Bonus • Booster • Diddy & Dixie • Funky • Ghost • Golden • Rocket • Rotatable • Steerable • Tracker • Warp|
|Projectiles||DK • Steel Keg • TNT • Vine|
|Enemies||Oil Drum • Belcha • Dumb Drum • Kaboom • Klasp • Klobber • Knocka • Kuchuka • Kracka|
|Player Status||Animal • Invincibility • Kong • Plus and Minus • Star • Style • Tag|
|Other Status||Check and X • Krochead • On & Off • Stop & Go • Switch|
|Fuel||Fuel • Ignition • Oil|
|Miscellaneous||Cranky's Training Barrel • Shield • Mega TNT|