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Residence Forest (Donkey Kong Island)
Family Unknown
Species Unknown
Gender Unknown

Powers/Abilities Electricity control, wall climbing, nocturnal
Enemies Kongs
Boss Level Mangoruby Run
World Forest
Games Donkey Kong Country Returns

Mangoruby is an unusual plant-like caterpillar creature that is found in the Forest world in Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.


Its feet resemble leaves, its eyes resemble flowers and its body resembles turnips (or possibly radishes). Normally, it is a docile creature that usually sleeps, but when Wacky Pipes hypnotizes it, it becomes dangerous to Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. It has flower petals for eyes, and also has a mango-like head, along with body segments that look like rubies (hence the name).


During the boss battle, its body becomes electrified. The player must hit switches on 7 circular platforms to reveal light in order for it to become docile. After this is done, the player can jump onto it and get rid of 2 segments of the beast. Eventually, it is defeated, freeing it from Wacky Pipes' control. Donkey Kong then sends Wacky Pipes flying.


  • His Italian adaptation of the name has a really different meaning to the English one. It is "Dragruco", which means "Drago" and "Bruco". (Dragon and caterpillar). This proves it is a dragon of some sort.
  • the Mangoruby design concept may be based partially on the mythological Wyrm, which is a dragon with a drake head, and worm-like (in some cases serpent-like) body.
  • Mangoruby is the only boss in Donkey Kong Country Returns that gets easier with every stage, in a way. While the Mangoruby may get less segments, it also makes it easier to avoid when it turns hostile.
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