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Not to be confused with the stage Jungle Hijinxs from the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.
ExitIsNearSign Jungle Hijinxs ExitSign
World(s) Kongo Jungle
Type Jungle
Music Theme(s) DK Island Swing
Animal Buddies Rambi the Rhinoceros
Bonus Room(s) 2
Notable Feature(s) First stage in Donkey Kong Country. It introduces Rambi. It has DK's and Diddy's Treehouse. and Banana Hoard
Enemies Encountered Gnawties, Kritters, Klumps, Necky
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country
First Appearance Donkey Kong Country (for SFC/SNES) (1994)
Latest Appearance Donkey Kong Country (for GBA) (2003)
Adjacent Stage(s) Donkey Kong Country >>

Jungle Hijinxs (バナナジャングル, Banana Janguru in Japan) is the first stage of the world Kongo Jungle of the Donkey Kong Island, as well as the very first stage in the game Donkey Kong Country. It is followed by Ropey Rampage.


As this stage is the very first in the game, it is made to be the simplest. It has the jungle theme like Ropey Rampage, Barrel Cannon Canyon and Orang-utan Gang, which are found later in DKC. This stage contains minor threats, along with the simplest of enemies to defeat. The Banana Hoard and Treehouse are located here, with the treehouse containing an Extra Life Balloon. This stage takes place in the daytime, and upon reaching the end of it, it turns into nighttime. This only happens in the Super Family Computer/Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of DKC.

There are six Kritters, five Gnawties, one Necky, and three Klumps who appear in the stage. Rambi also aids Donkey and Diddy Kong throughout the final parts of the stage.


When the stage starts, Donkey blasts out of his treehouse and onto the ground. He can find three bananas and a lone Gnawty. Donkey can hop onto the steps to his treehouse to go along and collect Extra Life Balloons or continue on land, grab Diddy from the DK Barrel and pass two Kritters on higher elevations of land and nab the Letter "K". Then, the two primates encounter two Klumps whom they must attack/avoid until reaching the Star Barrel and gaining the Letter "O" which is exactly next to the barrel.

Next, the two primates will pass a DK Barrel and then a nut-throwing Necky on a high elevation of land. They can even get a Expresso Animal Token directly underneath Necky. The two must continue passing along until reaching an Animal Crate where Rambi is trapped in. They can free/turn into Rambi, depending on the version and continue. Next, Rambi and the primates encounter three Gnawties and the Letter "N". Then, Rambi and the monkeys have a choice to make when coming near the high elevation; they can either go upwards on the high elevation with two Kritters on it or through the hidden bonus area behind a wall. Either way, the monkeys and Rambi are led to the Letter "G". Then, they can either break another blockage in an elevated ground as a bonus and then move forward, destroy a lone Klump, jump over two abysses ad then end the stage.

Bonus Rooms[]

Entrance Description Interior
1-1(Bonus1Ext) The first Bonus Room is found right after the Letter "N". It is behind a wall that Donkey and Diddy must use Rambi for to break through it. In this room, the primates and Rambi are found inside of a cave containing many bananas and a single Extra Life Balloon that will fly away soon after it appears on the screen. 1-1(Bonus1Int)
1-1(Bonus2Ext) The second Bonus Room is found on the ground stage underneath the Letter "G". Again, Rambi is needed to break the wall in the small ledge found next to where the Letter "G" is, but on a lower elevation. In this room, DK and Diddy must match up three Animal Tokens to win the Animal Token. If they don't win, leave the Bonus Room empty handed. 1-1(Bonus2Int)

Scrapbook Collectibles (Game Boy Advance version only)[]

Location Description
The first Photograph can be found inside of the treehouse, located on the far left of the area, behind a banana bunch. The Photograph is of the title screen from the Super Family Computer/Super Nintendo Entertainment System version of DKC, but without the words, "Donkey Kong Country".
The second Photograph can be revealed by hand-slamming the first Klump shortly before the Star Barrel. The Photograph is a picture of Klump.
The third Photograph is inside of the first Bonus Room, near the start and scattered among the bananas. The Photograph is of Donkey riding Rambi.

Animal Buddies[]

Visual Description
1-1(Rambi) Rambi the Rhinoceros can be found shortly following the perched Necky throwing nuts and the Expresso Token. To ride him, break his crate with either a Barrel, a hand slap from Donkey, or by jumping.

Helpful collectibles[]

K-O-N-G Letters[]

Visual Description
1-1(K) The Letter "K" can be found on the platform with the first Kritter.
1-1(O) The Letter "O" is floating immediately after the Star Barrel.
1-1(N) The Letter "N" is to the right of Rambi's Animal Crate, shortly after a group of three Gnawties.
1-1(G) The Letter "G" is above the treetops, after a group of three Kritters walking down some stairs. It can be obtained by either reaching the treetops by climbing the stairs, or simply by exiting the first Bonus Room, as the exit point leads to these treetops.

Extra Life Balloons[]

Color Visual Description
Red 1-1(RedBalloon1) The first Red Balloon is inside DK's and Diddy's Treehouse. Bounce on the half-buried tire to reach it.
1-1(RedBalloon2) The second Red Balloon can be obtained using Diddy to jump to the treetops shortly after the Letter "K". Then, jump to the next treetop before this Balloon flies away.
1-1(RedBalloon3) The third Red Balloon can be found after collecting Red Balloon #2. Cartwheel and jump over the large tree gap to reach the next tree, and collect this Balloon before it flies away.
1-1(RedBalloon4) The fourth Red Balloon is at the end of the first Bonus Room. Jump to collect it before it flies away.
Green 1-1(GreenBalloon) After collecting te third Red Balloon, cartwheel and jump as far as possible to reach another treetop with this Green Balloon. Catch it before it flies away.
Blue 1-1(BlueBalloons) The two Blue Balloons are located off-screen at the stage's exit. With Rambi, jump atop the stage's exit mountain, then trot to the right as far as possible. Jump as high as possible, and at the apex of the jump, dismount Rambi to reach an invisible tire. Bounce high on the tire to access an autofire barrel cannon that will launch the Kongs into both Blue Balloons.

Animal Tokens[]

Animal Buddy Visual Description
Expresso 1-1(ExpressoToken) The Expresso Token is right after the Star Barrel; it is underneath the perched Necky throwing nuts.


Special Barrels[]

Type Visual Description
Star Barrel 1-1(StarBarrel) The Star Barrel is directly after the two Klumps walking left.
Warp Barrel
DKC GBA Jungle Hijinxs Warp
This Warp Barrel is exclusive to Game Boy Advance version.
In order to do enter this Warp Barrel, the Kongs must climb up the treehouse, jump on trees, until reaching the fourth one. The primates must then drop down to fall into the Warp Barrel. It is a shortcut to near the Letter "G".

DK Barrels[]

Visual Description
1-1(DKBarrel1) The first DK Barrel can be found to the right of the very first Gnawty.
1-1(DKBarrel2) The second DK Barrel is immediately after the Star Barrel, on the ground below the Letter "O".

Steel Kegs[]

Visual Description

The Steel Keg is located in an item cache in the ground, shortly after DK's and Diddy's Treehouse. The Kongs must jump from the treetops above and land on the ground, as shown by the arrow of bananas.


Item count[]

Item Count
Banana Single Banana 72
Banana Bunch Banana Bunch 20
Tire (half-buried) FlatTireSpriteSNES 2
Tire (pushable) RoundTireSpriteSNES 0

Barrel count[]

Type Count
Wooden Barrel RegularBarrel 2
Barrel Cannon (autofire) Blast Barrel - DKC 1


Super Family Computer/Super Nintendo Entertainment System[]

Game Boy Color[]

Game Boy Advance[]



  • It is the only stage in the world Kongo Jungle to have a Necky.
  • Jungle Hijinxs was originally going to have a full nighttime setting and be called "Jungle Japes". It is also the name for the first stage in the game Donkey Kong 64.[citation needed]
  • In the Game Boy Advance version of Donkey Kong Country, the Extra Life Balloon in the treehouse can only be obtained once through the course of the game.
    • Also opposed to Super Family Computer/Super Nintendo Entertainment System version, the background does not go dark near the end.
  • The music theme for Jungle Hijinxs and other jungle stages, "DK Island Swing", is considered an iconic theme and it has been re-arranged certain number of times in later games of the Donkey Kong series, including the Super Smash Bros. game series.
  • The very first level in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is also called Jungle Hijinxs.